EFCC arrests ex-Gov Okorocha

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A former governor of Abia State and the senator representing Imo West senatorial districts Chief Rochas Okorocha, have been arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over alleged sleazes while he served as governor.
Okorocha was picked up on Tuesday evening at his Abuja residence.
Nigeria Tribune report that a source in the commission reveled that the former governor was arrested following his failure to honour several invitations sent to him to report at the anti-graft agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
According to the source, “EFCC resorted to his (Okorocha’s) arrest following his refusal to honour invitations sent to him. Many invitations were sent to him to report at the Abuja headquarters but he failed to do so. Before his arrest today (yesterday), our operatives have been on his trail for some days,”
Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the head of Media and Publicity, in the commission, confirmed Okorocha’s arrest adding that the former governor was in it custody and currently being interrogated by the anti-graft operatives.
Though Uwujaren did not reveal the reason behind his arrest, sources informed that the senator had been on the anti-corruption commission’s radar since he left office in May 2019 and in July 2019, it sealed off some properties linked to the former governor, his wife and daughters in Imo State.

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