Former governor of Imo State and the lawmaker representing Imo West senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, has explained why he was invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged misappropriation of public funds.
Recall that the former governor was arrested by the EFCC on Tuesday at his Unity House office, located at Garki, Abuja.
Speaking through his spokesman, Sam Onwuemeodo,
Okorocha said that since the commission was doing its job, he is ready to cooperate with its officials.
Explaining that he was invited by the anti-graft agency, Okorocha said, “To us, the Commission is doing its job and should be given the needed cooperation.”
Onwuemeodo added, “And Okorocha, being a law-abiding citizen, would always cooperate with the Commission over the matters in courts.
“EFCC is not a slaughterhouse, but a very responsible institution and should be seen as such.”
He added that his principal is being investigated because of the new leadership at the commission, insisting, “The truth is that Okorocha left as the governor of Imo State on May 28, 2019. And shortly after his exit as governor, Imo State government wrote petitions upon petitions against him.
“The EFCC investigated the petitions and has been in various courts of the land with Okorocha, to that effect.
“And if the EFCC has decided to invite Okorocha for clarifications on the matters already in courts, especially with a new Chairman at the helm of affairs at the Commission, there is nothing wrong with that.
“The matters between EFCC and Okorocha over his governorship in Imo, have been pending in various courts of the land.
“At the end of the day, we would know whether the Commission will be withdrawing the cases in courts, or would continue with the cases already in courts.”