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BREAKING: Gunshot rocks Okorocha’s residence as EFCC breaks in aggressively (Video)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has broken into the residence of Senator Rochas Okorocha in Abuja after gunshots were heard in the vicinity.

The EFCC had arrived Okorocha’s residence in Maitama to effect his arrest on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 to arrest him over an alleged 2.9bn fraud.

It is not yet clear who fired the shots or if anyone was injured.

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According to the agency, Okorocha had refused to “honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the Commission.”

But Okorocha, who is running for President under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, while speaking on the development accused the agency of holding him hostage in his own home.

He also asked the EFCC to produce an arrest warrant.

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The 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.

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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”.

According to the EFCC, it was “left with no option than to effect the arrest of Senator Okorocha and bring him to trial.”

Watch the video of the gunshots below:

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