Thursday October 06, 2022 5:39 PM

My arrest by EFCC politically motivated, enemies at work – Okorocha

The former Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha said his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is political.

It should be noted that the Senator representing lmo West District is being prosecuted for charges, including diversion of State funds by the EFCC.

It will be recalled that on Tuesday, news went viral on how the officials stormed his residence in ,Abuja, and took him after breaking in.

The anti-graft agency  accused Okorocha of shunning multiple invitations and jumping administrative bail.

Reacting through  his spokesman, , Okorocha questioned why the arrest coincided with the All Progressives Congress (APC) screening for presidential aspirants.

He noted that those who had sworn to frustrate Okorocha’s ambition have not relented.

According to him, the arrest occasioned his demand for a warrant of arrest or court order from the anti-graft agency.

“None was provided. The security personnel finally employed force to arrest Okorocha, without any warrant or court order. If there was any, it could also be made public”, he wrote.

Onwuemeodo recalled that on the day Okorocha declared to run for the office of President, the EFCC invaded the venue to arrest him.

“They claimed they had come to arrest Okorocha and arraign him even when he had not been served. The general outcry by the public saved the situation,” he said.

He said the latest event occurred less than 48 hours after the lawmaker hosted the meeting of APC presidential aspirants from the South-East.

He warned that if he is  blocked from his bid, over a matter he is deemed innocent until proved otherwise, “it won’t be a nice story for history and posterity.

“We have refused to believe some valid pieces of information at our disposal, on those working to stop Okorocha from exercising his constitutional right.

“The reason for our doubt is that Okorocha has not done anything to warrant such onslaught.”

He stressed that he has  “sacrificed a lot for Nigeria”, thus stopping his quest for the presidency “would be most uncharitable and very unfortunate”.

“We are yet to detach politics from Okorocha’s ordeal. The commission should not abort Okorocha’s presidential ambition. Let the APC delegates or Nigerians do that”, Onwuemeodo added.

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