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Report of my arrest by the EFCC not true – Okorocha



Immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has dismissed as fallacious recent online media report including some print media online platforms that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arrested him, his wife Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha, and one of his brothers, Okey Okorocha.

He stated that the story of their arrest is not true and is totally false with no iota or atom of truth.

Sam Onwuemeodo who is now media adviser to the former governor in a statement in Owerri said that the former Governor, Rochas Okorocha, his wife Nneoma and brother Okey, had not been arrested by the Commission.

“The fact is that the new PDP government in the State has decided not to toe the path of honour but has decided to continue the old way of the party, by trading on lies or falsehood. They call it propaganda. The new government is behind the false story. They even called some media editors to make the story headline.

“We only want to ask them to leave responsible institutions or establishments like EFCC out of their dirty tracks especially in dishing out their lies.”

He said that the PDP in the State had written and sponsored a lot of petitions to agencies and Commissions against the former governor and had told their supporters that the former governor would be whisked away by the EFCC hours after the inauguration on May 29, 2019, and that was the reason behind this falsehood.

“We contend that EFCC is a National Institution and established by the law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. If they invite the former governor or the wife or any member of his family for interrogation in the course of their investigation, arising from the PDP’s Petitions they would honour such invitations. And if the Commission decides to also come for any reason, they are also on the right path since it is on a national assignment.”

Onwuemeodo advised the PDP or any other group or persons not to give the EFCC the image of an enemy to the people, saying that they should not be dragging EFCC into their dirty politics.

He explained that the Commission is not at war with anybody and they (PDP) should not create that impression about the Commission.

The statement further reads: We want to also use this opportunity to inform the general public that 24hrs after inauguration, the new PDP government in the State carried out its first assignment on Thursday, May 30, 2019 (today) by demolishing “Akachi” (the symbolic hand of God) erected by the former governor. This is suspicious.

They have also changed the Imo Trade and Investment Centre to “Ahiajoku”. The former governor had taken certain steps to bring Imo people more closer to God. We have also heard that they want to close the Government House Chapel. In all these, we only want to say “Time will Tell”.