EFCC invades Okorocha’s house
The Maitama house of the former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West in the Senate, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has been stormed by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to one of Okorocha’s aide, the operatives, who allegedly came without arrest warrant, insisted on forcefully taking him away.
It is unclear why the operatives stormed the residence though the aide alleged it could be a ploy to stop the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant from attending the screening exercise.
After waiting and stalking him for several hours, the EFCC forcefully entered his house, arrested him and drove him away.
Recall that on January 31, the EFCC slammed Okorocha, who presently represents Imo West senatorial district, with a fresh set of corruption charges to the tune of N2.9 billion.
The anti-graft agency had filed the charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja about the same time the lawmaker declared his intention to run for the office of president in 2023.
He was accused of conspiring with others, including a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and five companies to steal from public coffers.
But the former governor has since denied any wrongdoing, stressing that it was not the first time he would be facing such action from the agency which he said was politically motivated.
According to him, the anti-graft agency has continued to disobey court orders relating to the alleged abuse of his fundamental human rights.
Okorocha, however, advised the EFCC not to allow itself to be a tool for politicians but investigate allegations and get real facts before taking action.