SWITZERLAND, MAY 30 – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commision(EFCC) has denied arresting the immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.
There had been media reports that Mr Okorocha was arrested alongside his wife, Nkechi, and two others by the EFCC on Thursday. The commission also reportedly sealed his Eastern Palm University Ogboko.
However, EFCC’s spokesman, Tony Orilade, refuted the claims, describing the report as “fake news”.
Orilade said, ”Such report that Okorocha and wife have been arrested is fake news, disregard it.”
Uche Mike Eziri a media aide to the ex-governor has also denied his arrest through a disclaimer on Twitter.
According to a live video made by the media aide, the former Governor was seen having an interactive session with the students of Rochas Foundation and during the chat, he told them to now address him as a former Governor and he booked a lecture with them tomorrow.
On May 20, reported the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, confirmed that the anti-graft agency was investigating Mr Okorocha.
Asked if an investigation was being carried out regarding the former governor, Mr Magu responded, “definitely”
Mr Okorocha enjoyed immunity from arrest and prosecution for the eight years he was governor. He left office on Wednesday and was succeeded by Emeka Ihedioha.