Former Governor of Imo State and Senator Representing Imo West Senatorial District, Senator Rochas Okorocha, may be spend more days in the custody of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as the anti graft commission continue their interrogation of the former Governor on allegations of graft during his reign as Governor of Imo State.
Okorocha was arrested by the anti graft commission on Tuesday at his private office at Unity House, Abuja after four hours stand off with operatives of the Commission.
His media Adviser, Mr. Sam Onwuemedo had in a statement claimed that the Senator was not arrested but invited by the EFCC, saying the Commission is no slaughter house.
Part of the statement read “The truth is that, Okorocha left as the governor of Imo State on May 28, 2019. And shortly after his exit as governor, Imo State Government wrote Petitions upon Petitions against him.
“The EFCC investigated the petitions and has been in various Courts of the land with Okorocha, to that effect.
“The matters between EFCC and Okorocha over his governorship in Imo, have been pendent in various Courts of the land.
“At the end of the day, we would know whether the Commission will be withdrawing the Cases in Courts, or would continue with the Cases already in Courts.”
“But to us, the Commission is doing its job and should be given the needed cooperation. And Okorocha being a law-abiding Citizen, would always cooperate with the Commission over the Matters in Courts. EFCC is not a slaughter House, but a very responsible institution and should be seen as such.
Throughout Wednesday, there was no news of Okorocha’s release by the Commission, which indicates that he has already spent two nights at the headquarters of the dreaded commission.
A former member of Imo State House of Assembly and former aide to the former Governor, Hon Stan Dara, was reportedly arrested on Wednesday by suspected operatives of the Commission from from Abuja, fueling speculations that his arrest may be linked to Okorocha’s interrogation at the EFCC headquarters.