Immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has been arrested by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Premium Times reports that Okorocha was arrested on Tuesday, April 13, at his Unity House private office in Abuja.
Either deliberately or indeliberately, the former governor’s arrest proved somewhat problematic as it took the anti-graft agency about six hours to trail Okorocha down to his office, where the arrest was effected.
Sources say the EFCC had invited Okorocha to its Abuja office a number of times, in connection with multiple corruption allegations, but the former governor did not honour any of the several invitations, an action that must have put the anti-graft agency on tenterhooks.
It is not immediately clear what Okorocha is being apprehended for this time but sources close to the EFCC say it may be related to alleged monumental graft during his eight-year tenure as governor of Imo State.
Okorocha, who is a serving Senator is currently being quizzed at the EFCC office in Abuja.
In spite of being in the same political party, Okorocha has been having a running battle with incumbent governor, Hope Uzodinma.
It will be recalled that following an investigative panel’s report, the Imo State Government seized, among other things, an hotel belonging to wife of the embattled Okorocha.
Okorocha chose to dare government as he defied the state government, to unseal his wife’s seized hotel, an action for which Okorocha was arrested on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Awujarem confirmed Okorocha’s arrest.