Rochas Okorocha has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja .
PREMIUM TIMES reported that the former Imo State Governor was arrested at his Unity House private office in Abuja on Tuesday, 14 April 2021 by 4 P.M.
EFCC operatives trailed and arrested Rochas Okorocha after a five-hour standoff with the senator .
Our sources said the anti-graft agency had repeatedly invited the former governor to its Abuja headquarters in connection with multiple corruption allegations against him.
Mr Okorocha, who is now senator, reportedly declined to honour the invitation, a development that infuriated detectives who fanned out to get him.
The politician is currently being interrogated at the EFCC headquarters and it is unclear if he would be allowed to go home today.
Details of the allegations against the senator are sketchy but our sources said they are related to suspected monumental graft during his eight-year reign as governor.
Mr Okorocha’s spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, could not be reached Tuesday evening to comment for this report.
When contacted, EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the former governor is in his agency’s custody.
He declined further comments when pressed for details of the allegations against the politician.
Rochas Okorocha and the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma have been battling each other. Uzodimma has been on a sworn mission to retrieve all properties allegedly taken by Okorocha from Imo State and the indigenes .
Recently Rochas Okorocha was shot at while trying to unseal a hotel owned by his wife.
SOURCE : PREMIUM TIMES