EFCC Arrests Okorocha

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arrested a former governor of Imo State and Senator representing the Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Rochas Okorocha.

He was picked up in Abuja around 4pm and taken to the EFCC headquarters for alleged money laundering.

The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Okorocha’s arrest but said he did not know if he would spend the night in custody.

“He was still at our office when I left, so I don’t know if he would spend the night in custody or whether he would be released on bail,” he said on the telephone.

The anti-graft commission had confiscated some property from Okorocha and his associates which were allegedly  illegally acquired while he was the Imo State governor.

Last year, the Head of the EFCC zonal office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Usman Imam, said N7.9bn belonging to Imo was seized from the former governor.

Imam, who has been in charge of the ongoing probe of the former governor, said the commission returned over N5.7bn to the state government to pay salaries and pensions of workers.

-Punch

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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