Okorocha regains freedom from EFCC custody, after 2 days detention

Obinwannem News Okorocha regains freedom from EFCC custody, after 2 days detention

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted the embattled Senator Rochas Okorocha, bail, after about 48 hours of being detained.

This was revealed in a statement offered by Okorocha’s Spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo Thursday evening.

The statement said Okorocha’s two days in EFCC detention offered him the opportunity to respond to allegations of financial fraud leveled against him.

Onwuemeodo said the EFCC custody was not a ‘slaughter house,’ adding that the ex-governor would continue to corporate with EFCC as long as the investigation lasted.

“He left the Commission’s office on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021. Recall that we had promised that the former Imo State governor would fully cooperate with the agents of the commission, since it was operating within the ambit of the law establishing it,” the statement reads.

Obinwannem News had reported on Tuesday that EFCC detains former Imo governor Rochas Okorocha over alleged diversion of Imo state funds, into his private property and banks.

A source in EFCC, confirmed the former governor would have another date with the operatives, but did not specify the date, he was expected to reappear.

However, the senior special assistant to the Governor of Imo state on print media, Modestus Nwamkpa, said Okorocha was freed from the facility of the EFCC, because of ill health.

Nwamkpa, in a statement noted that Okorocha pleaded before he was allowed to go home, after spending two nights in the commission’s facility.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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