Former Governor Of Imo, Senator Rochas Owelle Okorocha Arrested By EFCC Over Money Laundering.
Okorocha was arrested On Tuesday April 13 2021 at his office Unity House located at Area 11 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
Former Governor of Imo State Rochas Owelle Okorocha has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC)
A source speaking with The Republican News confirmed the arrest adding that it took about 5hrs before EFCC officials were able to effect the arrest.
Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC Spokesperson also confirming the news said,
“ Former Governor Rochas Okorocha has been arrested by our men”
In a hurriedly release press statement, which seems to be a PR damage control stunt, his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo claims that he was invited and he honoured the invitation.
The press release obtained by The Republican News reads as follows.
RE: SENATOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA AND HIS REPORTED INVITATION BY THE EFCC
We have been inundated with calls by Media Houses and Concerned Nigerians and beyond, trying to Confirm the reported invitation of Senator Rochas Okorocha by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, later today, being April 13, 2021,
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.
And if the EFCC has decided to invite Okorocha for Clarifications on the matters already in Courts, especially with a new Chairman at the helm of affairs at the Commission, there is nothing wrong with that.
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.
We have no reason to complain about the invitation of today, which Okorocha honoured as patriotic and responsible Nigerian.
Like we Stated earlier, the Commission didn’t invite Okorocha today, for the first time.
Special Adviser on Media to the former Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha