Update: “I Have No Problem With EFCC Arresting Me”- Okorocha

Former Governor of Imo State; Rochas Okorocha, said the arrest by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is not wrong. He said he has no problem with EFCC for arresting him to answer questions in regards to petitions against him.

Okorocha also accused the Imo State government of fuelling his ordeal via petitions written against him to the anti-graft agency, noting that as a result, legal actions instituted against the commission were pending at various courts.

This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday night by Okorocha’s Special Adviser (Media), Sam Onwuemeodo.
The statement was released following the phone calls put to the Senate Committee Chairman on Culture and Tourism’s Media Aide, said: “We have been inundated with calls by media houses and concerned Nigerians and beyond, trying to confirm the reported invitation of Rochas Okorocha by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission later today, being April 13, 2021.

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“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 had been in various courts of the land with Okorocha to that effect.

“At the end of the day, we would know whether the commission will be withdrawing the cases in courts or continue with them.”

Following the arrest of Okorocha who is the senator, representing Imo West Senatorial District in the Senate, a group called the ‘Igbo Youths For Equity’, has accused the EFCC of allowing itself to be used as a tool for a political witch-hunt.

In a statement signed by its spokesman, Captain Izundu Marcel, the group expressed concerns over “attempts by some highly placed politicians from outside Igboland to frustrate the Igbo presidency agenda.”

It said that Igbo youths would not sit idly while some interests continue to allegedly single out their key leaders for humiliation.

“We are concerned that over the last two years, there seems to have been a deliberate attempt by a group of political hawks from outside Igboland to humiliate and demoralize key leaders from Igboland whom they consider as threats to their ambition.

Politics is indeed a dirty game. You rule in corruption and still feel relaxed and move around undisturbed. We hope the EFCC will work accordingly.

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