Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC after the anti graft broke into his home in Abuja and picked him up like a high profile terrorist.
EFCC had laid siege at the Abuja home of the former Governor for over eight hours before they started shooting sporadically to scare supporters of the ex governor away. The supporters besieged the Maitama home of the Imo State former governor to prevent his arrest.
While the operation was on, a live video on Instagram page by one of the family members of Rochas Okorocha who was among those inside the house shown officials of the EFCC breaking through the ceiling to gain entrance to the living room the former governor and his family members were hiding.
Earlier, Former Governor Rochas Okorocha had said there was no letter of invitation served on him, raising alarm his life was in danger.
Rochas Okorocha and family members were praying fervently before he was taken away by the EFCC.
According to press release made available by the EFCC, the anti corruption Operatives invaded the home of Rochas Okorocha to effect his arrest because he jumped bail and refused to honour court sittings.
“Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 24, 2022, arrived at the Maitama, Abuja home of a former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, to effect his arrest.
“The move followed the refusal of the former governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the Commission.
“EFCC had on January 24, 2022 filed a 17-count criminal charge bordering on diversion of public funds and properties to the tune of 2.9billion naira against Okorocha.
“The case was assigned to Honourable 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.
“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”.
“In the circumstances, the Commission is left with no option than to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial”, EFCC said.