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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly released a former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, after grilling him for two days.

Confirming Senator Okorocha’s release to DailyTrust, the former governor’s aide said his principal was released around 5:45 pm and he’s currently in his Maitama residence in Abuja.

When contacted, the spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren said he would get back to our correspondent on the development.

Recall that the former Governor of Imo State was arrested by the commission on Tuesday at his Unity House office located at Garki, Abuja.

Okorocha, who governed Imo between 2011 and 2019, has been accused of embezzlement and misappropriation, an allegation he has refuted.

An aide to the former governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, had said since the commission is doing its job, Okorocha is ready to cooperate with the officials.

The former Governor, however, claimed that he was invited by the anti-graft agency.


“To us, the Commission is doing its job and should be given the needed cooperation. 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,” Onwuemeodo said.


Onwuemeodo added that his principal is being investigated because of the new leadership at the commission.

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