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EFCC operatives lay siege to Okorocha’s residence in Abuja

EFCC operatives lay siege to Okorocha’s residence in Abuja
May 24
13:17 2022

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have besieged the residence of Rochas Okorocha, former Imo state governor.

The operatives arrived at his residence in the Maitama area of the federal capital territory (FCT) to arrest him on Tuesday.

The EFCC had, on January 31, filed a 17-count charge against the former Imo governor before a federal high court in Abuja.

The charge had come to light hours after he formally declared his intention to run for president in 2023.

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According to the EFCC, the former Imo governor allegedly conspired with others, including a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and five companies to steal public funds worth N2.9 billion.

Sources at the location said the EFCC operatives have barricaded Okorocha’s house with family members inside. They are insisting that no one is allowed to leave until the senator is produced or that he honours a longstanding invitation.

Visitors going in and out of the premises are being screened.

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Meanwhile, the EFCC operatives have advised police officials attached to Okorocha’s residence to stand down.

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