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EFCC is not a slaughter house, I was only invited, not arrested – Rochas Okorocha



Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has reacted with the press about the news of his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged misappropriation of public funds.

Per the report, Senator Okorocha was arrested after a five-hour confrontation with EFCC operatives and it comes after he had reportedly refused to honour several invitations from the agency.

It was also revealed in the report that his arrest is connected to an alleged monumental graft during his eight-year reign as g overnor.

In reaction to his arrest, the media aide of Okorocha, Sam Onwuemeodo spoke with the media and made it known that the former governor was only invited by the EFCC and was not arrested.

He said: “To us, the Commission is doing its job and should be given the needed co-operation. And Okorocha being a law-abiding citizen, would always cooperate with the Commission over the Matters in Courts.

“EFCC is not a slaughter House, but a very responsible institution and should be seen as such,

“The truth is that, Okorocha left as the governor of Imo State on May 28, 2019. And shortly after his exit as Governor, Imo State Government wrote Petitions upon Petitions against him.

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“The EFCC investigated the petitions and has been in various Courts of the land with Okorocha, to that effect.

“And if the EFCC has decided to invite Okorocha for Clarifications on the matters already in Courts, especially with a new Chairman at the helm of affairs at the Commission, there is nothing wrong with that.

“The matters between EFCC and Okorocha over his governorship in Imo, have been pending in various Courts of the land.

“At the end of the day, we would know whether the Commission will be withdrawing the Cases in Courts, or would Continue with the Cases already in Courts.” he added.

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