Okorocha Reveals Those Behind His Release From EFCC Custody

Sen. Rochas Okorocha, EFCC
Sen. Rochas Okorocha
  • The former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has disclosed those behind his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
  • The former governor in a statement by his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, asked the incumbent governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, to stop fighting him.

The former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has disclosed those behind his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Okorocha, in a statement on Sunday, said an unnamed governor from the South-South region, an emir and a former senator from the North ensured his release from the custody of the EFCC.

The former governor in a statement by his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, asked the incumbent governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, to stop fighting him.

Okorocha further stated that Uzodinma had usurped the position of the spokesperson of the EFCC in his case with the anti-graft commission.

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According to the statement, Onwuemeodo disclosed that the statement credited to Uzodimma’s Senior Special Assistant on Print Media, Modestus Nwamkpa, that Okorocha was freed from the EFCC facility on health grounds was false.

“About 45 minutes after the officers of the EFCC had allowed Senator Rochas Okorocha to go home, after spending 48 hours with them, the governor of Imo State, Chief Hope Uzodimma, through his SSA on Print Media, Modestus Nwankpa, issued a press release giving reasons why the commission allowed Okorocha to go.

“The press release, to most people, was shocking and questionable, because EFCC has a spokesman and could not have authorised Governor Uzodimma to give reasons why it allowed one of its guests in the person of Okorocha to go home after he had spent 48 hours in their office.

“Governor Uzodimma in the press release also contradicted himself when he stated, “Based on these, he was released on self-recognition pending when JUSUN calls off their strike and court resumes. By that time, his arraignment can then take place. So, in effect, his release today was circumstantial,” the statement read in part.

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