2.4bn fraud charges: Buhari ready to take up my EFCC case – Okorocha

Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha says President Muhammadu Buhari has assured him that he’s interested in taking up his N2.4 billion fraud case charged against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The  anti-graft agency had earlier in the week, filed a 17-count fraud charge against the 2023 presidential aspirant at the Federal High Court, Abuja, shortly after he publicly declared his intention.

The lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial District, was alleged to have embezzled N2.4 billion through connivance with some companies and individuals.

Okorocha was, however, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, to seek Buhari’s intervention on the matter.

Speaking to the State House Correspondents after meeting with the President, Okorocha, said Buhari has agreed to take up the cases.

Okorocha stated that “The President said he would take up the matter, especially when he saw the judgment. He said he will take up the matter and find out what is actually happening. And I hope he will do so. And I believe he will do that.”

He added that it was “politically motivated” when asked if he suspected his ordeal was being orchestrated by the detractors.


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