Okorocha released after two nights in EFCC custody | Dailytrust

Okorocha released after two nights in EFCC custody

Sen. Rochas Okorocha

A former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after spending two nights in detention.

Okorocha’s aide, who disclosed this to Daily Trust via telephone, said the former governor was released around 5:45 pm and he’s currently in his Maitama residence in Abuja.

When contacted, the spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren said he would get back to our correspondent on the development.

The EFCC operatives had, on Tuesday, arrested the lawmaker at about 4:10 pm at his Unity House office located at Garki, Abuja.

Okorocha, who governed Imo between 2011 and 2019, has been accused of embezzlement and misappropriation, an allegation he has refuted.

Meanwhile, a group, Igbo Youths For Equity, has accused the EFCC of allowing itself to be used as a tool for political witch-hunt for arresting Okorocha.
In a statement signed by the spokesman of the group, Izundu Marcel, the youth expressed concerns over what they described as “attempts by some highly placed politicians from outside Igboland to frustrate the Igbo presidency agenda.”
They warned that Igbo youths would not allow some interests to continue to allegedly single out their key leaders for humiliation.