The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has explained why its operatives stormed the Abuja residence of Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State.
EFCC operatives had on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, arrived at the Maitama, Abuja home of Okorocha, to effect his arrest.
Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity at the EFCC said in a statement made available to Elendu Reports that the move followed the refusal of the former governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the Commission.
He noted that the EFCC had on January 24, 2022 filed a 17-count criminal charge bordering on diversion of public funds and properties to the tune of N2.9billion against Okorocha.
“The case was assigned to Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja but attempts to arraign Senator Okorocha were twice stalled owing to the absence of the ex-governor who evaded service of processes,” Uwujaren said.
“At the last adjourned date, March 28th, 2022, Justice Ekwo before adjourning until May 30th, 2022, had warned that it was “the last adjournment I shall grant in this matter.”
He stressed that in the circumstances, the Commission was left with no option than to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial.