Economic and Financial Crimes Commission picks Senator Rochas Okorocha from residence.
Written by News Room on May 25, 2022
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has picked up Senator Rochas Okorocha from his residence.
The agency had broken into the residence after gunshots were heard in the vicinity, also insisting that journalists must leave the premises, forcefully ejecting everyone in the residence.
The operative also used teargas to disperse journalists from the scene.
The EFCC had arrived Okorocha’s residence in Maitama to effect his arrest on Tuesday noting that Okorocha had refused to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the Commission.
But Okorocha, who is running for President under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, accused the agency of holding him hostage in his own home and also asked the EFCC to produce an arrest warrant.
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 2.9billion naira against Okorocha.
According to the EFCC, it was left with no option than to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial.