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Former Imo State Governor Arrested By EFCC

By Rachael Olokungboye

IMO- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.

Okorocha, who is the senator representing Imo North was arrested on Tuesday at about 4:15pm at his private office in Abuja.

It was reported that, an invitation was sent to him but he failed to turn up as advised. The anti -graft agency had in 2020 said it returned N2.7 billion recovered from Okorocha to the state government.

Imam Usman, Zonal head of the EFCC port Harcourt office, said the returned fund is part of the N7.9billion recovered from different bank accounts linked to the ex-governor.

Usman in a statement said ” N2.5 billion was returned under the short -lived administration of Emeka Ihedioha, immediate past governor, while Hope Uzodinma, incumbent governor of the state, received N514 million.

The Zonal head added that the EFCC would prosecute Okorocha after concluding its investigation on him.

Okorocha and Uzodinma, both of all Progressive Congress (APC), have been at loggerheads as the governor

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