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EFCC arrests Okorocha; Says he’s in custody for actions as Governor of Imo state

Senator Rochas Okorocha

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha.

Okorocha was picked up Tuesday in Abuja and is presently in the custody of the anti-graft agency.

Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, told Global Patriot Newspapers, Tuesday that Okorocha was arrested and is being held in connection with allegations arising from his tenure as governor of Imo State.

Uwujaren said he could not say for how long Okorocha will be in their custody or when he will be charged to court, pointing out that due process will be followed.

The EFCC Spokesman also confirmed that Okorocha had been evading arrest for a while, refusing severally to honor invitations by the agency to come to answer to the charges against him.

He pointed out that Okorocha, who represents Orlu zone in the Senate was presently being quizzed by operatives of the anti-graft body and would be charged to court at the end of their investigations.

Okorocha has been having a running battle with the incumbent governor of the state, Senator Hope Uzodinma over alleged looting of the properties and treasury of the state.

He was governor for two terms before taking up the senate seat he presently occupies.

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