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JUST IN: EFCC storm Okorocha’s Abuja residence over alleged N2.9bn fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stormed the residence of former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha to arrest him over an alleged corrupt practices of over N2.9bn.

According to reports, the anti-graft operatives stormed the former governor Abuja residence on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 and had barricaded the residence without allowing anyone in or out.

It was gathered that the EFCC operatives said they will only allow free entry and exist into the building until the APC presidential aspirant turned in himself. Also, the policemen attached to the residence were said to have been asked to withdraw from their duty by the EFCC.

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Recall, on January 31, 2022, the EFCC slammed Okorocha, who presently represents Imo West senatorial district, with a fresh set of corruption charges to the tune of N2.9 billion.

The anti-graft agency had filed the charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja about the same time the lawmaker declared his intention to run for the office of president in 2023.

He was accused of conspiring with others, including a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and five companies to steal from public coffers.

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But the former governor has since denied any wrongdoing, stressing that it was not the first time he would be facing such action from the agency which he said was politically motivated.

According to him, the anti-graft agency has continued to disobey court orders relating to the alleged abuse of his fundamental human rights.

Okorocha, however, advised the EFCC not to allow itself to be a tool for politicians but investigate allegations and get real facts before taking action.

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