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JUST IN: “He jumped Bail” – EFCC reveals reason for storming Okorocha’s home

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has issued a statement revealing why its operatives stormed the Maitama residence of former Imo state governor, Rochas Anayo Okorocha on Tuesday.

The statement, made available to POLITICS NIGERIA, disclosed that Okorocha refused to honour invitations by the commission over an alleged N2.9 billion Fraud.

“The move followed the refusal of the former governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the Commission.”

“EFCC had on January 24, 2022 filed a 17-count criminal charge bordering on diversion of public funds and properties to the tune of N2.9billion against Okorocha.”

“The case was assigned to Honourable Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja but attempts to arraign Senator Okorocha were twice stalled owing to the absence of the ex-governor who evaded service of processes.”

“At the last adjourned date, March 28th, 2022, Justice Ekwo before adjourning until May 30th, 2022, had warned that it was “the last adjournment I shall grant in this matter”. In the circumstances, the Commission is left with no option than to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial.”

It can be recalled that Okorocha had accused the anti-graft commission of carrying out the siege on his home in order to ‘block’ him from attending the APC presidential screening exercise.

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