The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials invaded the Abuja home of former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha and arrested him. EFCC said that the former governor refused to show up at their office for investigation on his financial misappropriation during his tenure as the governor of Imo state.
Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s spokesperson in a issued statement for the arrest said the following below :
“The move followed the refusal of the former governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the commission,” the statement reads.
“EFCC had on January 24, 2022 filed a 17-count criminal charge bordering on diversion of public funds and properties to the tune of N2.9 billion against Okorocha.
“The case was assigned to Honourable Justice Inyang Ekwo of the federal high court, Abuja but attempts to arraign Senator Okorocha were twice stalled owing to the absence of the ex-governor who evaded service of processes.
“At the last adjourned date, March 28th, 2022, Justice Ekwo before adjourning until May 30th, 2022, had warned that it was “the last adjournment I shall grant in this matter”.
“In the circumstances, the commission is left with no option than to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial.”
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