Okorocha has been released – EFCC says explains why he spent days in custody

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that the senator representing Imo west senatorial Owelle Rochas Okorocha is has been released from custody.

The former governor of Imo State, had earlier been detained at the EFCC office in Abuja since Tuesday April 14, over issues bothering on alleged corruption after being accused by the state government of various corrupt practices including diversion of public funds, an allegation he has continuously denied.

However, anti-graft agency in a communique released on Thursday April 15, said the Senator left the Commission’s office on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The statement read;

“We didn’t bother about whether he spent 24 hours or 48 hours at the Commission’s office. We were only keen on his having the needed opportunity to address the allegations contained in the avalanche of petitions written by the Imo State Government, against the former governor.

“Remember also that, we had alluded that, EFCC was not a slaughterhouse, but a responsible institution, established for the good of the nation and her people. And Okorocha being in his house today, only confirmed our hypothesis that, indeed, the Commission’s office is not an abattoir.”

Also, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha’s media adviser said;

“With gratitude to God Almighty, we are delighted to inform the general public that the former governor of lmo state, and by the grace of God, the Senator representing lmo west senatorial district, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, is out of the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and he is now in his house.

“He left the Commission’s office on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021.”

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