May 6, 2021
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EFCC arrests Okorocha, ex-Imo State governor over corruption allegations

The nation's anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been picked up a former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha over allegations of corruption.

A spokesman for the commission confirmed the report on Tuesday that Okorocha was arrested from his office in Abuja by operatives of the EFCC.

The spokesman, however, declined to provide reason for the arrest of the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District.

“It is true, he (Okorocha) was arrested today in Abuja but we are not giving details,” the spokesman was quoted as saying.

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Okorocha’s arrest may not be unconnected with issues surrounding his face-off with his state governor, Hope Uzodinma and his initial arrest in February by the Imo State Police Command over allegations that unsealed the Spring Palm Estate linked to his wife, Nkechi.

The Imo State Government sealed the estate and other properties it claimed to have been “converted to personal use” by Okorocha and his family members but the Senator has since said the properties were legitimately his own and that of his family members.

The previous administration had set up a panel of inquiries to investigate the tenure of Okorocha, and a white paper which indicted him on some misdeed was later issued before the government was kicked out of power by the Supreme Court.

Also, from the report of the panel, various corruption allegations were unraveled against the ex-governor.