Abuja – Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has given reason why it’s operatives invaded the home of Senator Rochas Okorocha.
The Commission said the move followed the refusal of the former governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the Commission.
Recall that the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 24, 2022, arrived at the Maitama, Abuja home of a former governor to effect his arrest.
The Commission disclosed this via it’s Facebook page on Tuesday shortly after the news of his house’s siege by the EFCC went viral on social media.
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.