Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State and presidential hopeful of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has raised the alarm that he’s currently under siege.
Okorocha, who spoke to journalists at his Maitama residence in Abuja, called on the stakeholders in the country to prevail on the operatives of EFCC to vacate his residence.
”Frankly speaking, the situation I find myself is a situation of what I call hostage. Policemen and EFCC operatives are currently in my compound and they want to possibly whisk me away… my gate is blocked,” he said.
The Imo West senator wondered why his house would be invaded on the screening day of all the Presidential aspirants of APC, saying he never received any invitation or got court summons from any quarters.
”All I am asking for now is to allow me to go for my screening because I am a Presidential aspirant and our election comes up on Sunday. If I am not allowed to go for this screening, I might miss it,” he said.
”I am not an unknown person in the country. I have an address and people know me in the country. All what it takes for the EFCC is to send me an invitation and I will gladly oblige.”
THE WITNESS had reported that EFCC operatives on Tuesday, laid siege to Okorocha’s house in Abuja.
The anti corruption agency has reinforced more security operatives who were still laying siege to the politician’s residence as of the time of filing this report.