Immediate past Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has denied reports that he or any member was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, has said on behalf of the former Governor that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the one spreading false rumours and deliberately trying to damage Okorocha’s image.
He said: “We have read online including some print media online platforms that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arrested the former Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, the wife, Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha, and one of the brothers, Okey Okorocha, today, being Thursday, May 30, 2019.
“We won’t delay to State that the story of their arrest is not true. It is totally false. It has no iota or atom of truth. Simply put, former Governor Rochas Okorocha, the wife Nneoma and brother Okey, have not been arrested by the Crime Commission. This is the truth of the matter.
“The fact is that the new PDP government in the State has decided not to toe the path of honour but has decided to continue the old way of the party, by trading on lies or falsehood. We only want to ask them to leave responsible institutions or establishments like EFCC”.
Onwuemeodo noted that Okorocha or any member of his family will honour an invitation by the anti-graft commission when such invite his received.
“They had told their supporters that the former governor would be whisked away by the EFCC hours after the inauguration on May 29, 2019, and that is the reason behind this falsehood. We Contend that EFCC is a National Institution and established by law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“If they invite the former governor or the wife or any member of his family for interrogation in the course of their investigation, arising from the PDP’s Petitions they would honour such invitations. And if the Commission decides to also come for any reason, they are also on the right path since it is on a national assignment.”