“I am held hostage”, Okorocha cries out as EFCC lay siege on his Abuja residence
Rochas Okorocha, the former governor of Imo State, has reacted to officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) visiting his Maitama residence in Abuja today, May 24.
The anti-graft agency’s agents raided Okorocha’s home this morning.
Okorocha, who is running for the APC Presidential flagbearer, says he is being held captive at his home in an interview with Newsmen.
“I am held hostage I would say, the EFCC is at my house both the back and the front.
I’d say I’ve inquired as to whether or not they have an arrest warrant, and I’m meant to be getting ready for screening.
“I’m not sure what’s going on, but it’s awful that it’s occurring here,” he confirmed.
Okorocha stated that his next step will be to host a news conference, and that the EFCC will not be able to prevent the press from entering his residence.
“I’m attempting to have a news conference. Of course, the EFCC can’t prevent the journalists from entering my premises.”
He asserted, “They are inside my compound, but the press is coming inside my house to interview me, and they can’t stop them.”
When asked if he will cooperate with the anti-corruption agency, the presidential candidate said:
“I’ll stay here until I find out what it is; this is a serious matter, and I’d want to see an arrest warrant or a court order.” he said
The EFCC had filed a 17-count indictment against the former governor of Imo before a federal high court in Abuja on January 31.
The accusation surfaced just hours after he announced his desire to run for president in 2023.
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