THE Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday refuted claims that former governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha, wife and other relatives have been arrested in Imo State based on issues bordering on embezzlement.
Tony Orilade, acting the spokesperson of the EFCC in a phone conversation told The ICIR, the news circulating on the media about the statesman arrest was false.
“EFCC did not arrest Okorocha or any member of his family, no member of his family was arrested. That is fake news. The EFCC was nowhere close to Okorocha’s premises today,” he said.
On Thursday afternoon, it was claimed that the EFCC stormed Ogboko arrested Rochas Okorocha, his wife Nkechi Okorocha, Gerald Okorocha and Okey Okorocha and also sealed his Eastern Palm University Ogboko.
Okorocha’s two-term tenure as governor of Imo State ended only yesterday as Emeka Ihedioha took the oath of office as the new governor.
The EFCC had previously protested a restraining order filed by the outgoing Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Okorocha investigating the duos on allegations of corrupt practices.