Embattled former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District was whisked away to the EFCC office in Abuja on Tuesday, April 14, over issues bothering on mismanagement of public funds and money laundering.
The anti-graft agency in a communique released on Thursday, April 15, said Okorocha left the Commission’s office on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021.
The statement read;
“We didn’t bother about whether he spent 24 hours or 48 hours at the Commission’s office. We were only keen on his having the needed opportunity to address the allegations contained in the avalanche of petitions written by the Imo State Government, against the former governor.
“Remember also that, we had alluded that, EFCC was not a slaughterhouse, 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.”
Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha’s media adviser also confirmed that he left the custody of the anti-graft 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.
“He left the Commission’s office on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021.”