The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that Owelle Rochas Okorocha,former governor of Imo State, has been released.
Recall that the Okorocha who is presently the senator representing Imo west senatorial district has been interrogated at the EFCC office in Abuja since Tuesday April 14, over a case of alleged corruption.
The immediate past governor had been accused by the state government of various corrupt practices which included public funds diversion, in which he has continously denied as mere allegation.
The anti-graft agency in a communique released on Thursday April 15, said the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District was allowed to leave and he left the Commission’s office on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021.
The statement read;
“We didn’t bother about whether he spent 24 hours or 48 hours at the Commission’s office. We were only keen on his having the needed opportunity to address the allegations contained in the avalanche of petitions written by the Imo State Government, against the former governor.
“Remember also that, we had alluded that, EFCC was not a slaughterhouse, but a responsible institution, established for the good of the nation and her people. And Okorocha being in his house today, only confirmed our hypothesis that, indeed, the Commission’s office is not an abattoir.”
Sam Onwuemeodo, media adviser to Okorocha, also confirmed that news the senator left the custody of the anti-graft agency on Thursday, April 15.
“With gratitude to God Almighty, we are delighted to inform the general public that the former governor of lmo state, and by the grace of God, the Senator representing lmo west senatorial district, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, is out of the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and he is now in his house.
“He left the Commission’s office on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021.”
11 IPOB And ESN Officers Reportedly Killed By The Nigerian Army
The Nigerian Army has reportedly killed 11 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and Eastern Security Network.
This was made known to the general public via a statement released by Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, the spokesman for the Army in Imo State.
Part of the statement reads,
“The attackers were resisted by vigilant police personnel at the Area Command and were completely obliterated when a reinforcement team of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force arrived the scene.
“The assailants who have been on the radar of the Joint Technical Intelligence Team were said to have come from a Forest Camp in Ideato North LGA of Imo State from where they mobilised and planned the failed attack.”
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