The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed why its operatives broke into Senator Rochas Okorocha’s home.
Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesperson for the EFCC, said officers from the anti-graft agency were at Okorocha’s residence to arrest him.
The decision came after the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential contender failed to respond to the EFCC’s invitations, according to Uwujaren.
He said that the former governor of Imo State had evaded the commission’s administrative bail and had failed to accept invitations.
“Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, came at the Maitama, Abuja house of a former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, today May 24, 2022, to accomplish his arrest,” Uwujaren said in a statement.
“The move followed the refusal of the former governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the Commission.
“In the circumstances, the Commission is left with no option than to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial.”
The commission had taken the legislator before an Abuja Federal High Court on January 24, 2022, for alleged misuse of public properties worth N2.9 billion.
The EFCC has filed a 17-count criminal complaint against the former governor of Imo State.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja was assigned to the case.
Due to his absence, attempts to arraign the APC Presidential candidate delayed twice.
Okorocha allegedly avoided being given court papers twice, according to the EFCC.
Justice Ekwo had stated that the latest adjourned date, March 28th, 2022, would be “the last adjournment I would grant in this issue” before adjourning till May 30th, 2022.
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