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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, were at the home of a former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, located in Maitama, Abuja, to effect his arrest.

The refusal of the former Governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted to him by the Commission led to his forceful arrest, the Anti-graft agency, said.

In a statement issued on Monday by the Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, 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 but to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial.”

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