The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocah form their custody, two days after he was invited for questioning.
The ex-governor , who is currently a serving senator representing Imo West , was arrested in his Unity House Office in Abuja on Tuesday on issues related to consfication of government property.
Okorocha who was the governor of Imo state between 2011 and 2019 , had been accused by the state government of various corrupt practices including diversion of public funds which he has denied of any wrongdoing.
Okorocha’s media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo confirmed that Okorocha left the custody of the anti-gratf agency on Thursday.
“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,” the statement reads.
“He left the Commission’s office on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021.”
Onwuemeodo, who described Okorocha’s invitation to the EFCC’s office as a “trip” said the former governor had earlier given the assurance that he will cooperate fully with the agency.
“We didn’t bother about whether he spent 24 hours or 48 hours at the Commission’s office. We were only keen in his having the needed opportunity to address the allegations contained in the avalanche of petitions written by the lmo State Government, against the former governor,” the spokesman said.
“Remember also that we had alluded that EFCC was not a slaughter house, 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.”