EFCC Arrests Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha
EFCC arrests former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha after recovering some of the money he stole and kept in multiple bank accounts.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has finally arrested the former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha. The EFCC has been on the past governor’s trail for a while now carrying out investigations regarding the funds he allegedly stole during the course of his administration.
A source at the commission revealed that an invitation was sent to the Okorocha but he failed to accept the invitation as instructed. He failed to honor the invitation from the EFCC peacefully and so the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had to take drastic measures to ensure that justice is served.
Okorocha, who is currently the senator representing Imo North, was arrested on Tuesday the 13th of April at about 4:15 pm in his private office located in Abuja.
It was gathered that EFCC operatives, who had been on his trail for days, marched into his office on Tuesday evening and arrested him.
In the year 2020, the anti-graft agency stated that it returned N2.7 billion recovered from Okorocha to the Imo State Government.
Imam Usman who happens to be the zonal head of the EFCC Port Harcourt office explained that the returned fund is part of the N7.9 billion recovered from the different bank accounts linked to the ex-governor.
Furthermore, Usman also said N2.5 billion was returned under the brief administration of Emeka Ihedioha, the immediate past governor, while the incumbent governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma, received N514 million.
In addition, the zonal head made it clear that the EFCC would not hesitate to prosecute Okorocha once investigations on his activities have been concluded.
Though the investigations are still ongoing, Charles Okorocha will remain in their custody until they have sufficient evidence to prosecute him.
The EFCC has made it clear that it is dedicated to living up to its name and will ensure that all forms of financial crimes in the country will not go unpunished.
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