- The saga surrounding the arrest of Senator Okorocha has entered day two
- It is not yet certain when the former governor will be released from detention
- Okorocha has consistently denied the allegations against him
Emerging reports indicate Senator Rochas Okorocha is still being detained by the Economic and financial commission (EFCC).
The publication reported that after his arrest on Tuesday, April 13, the senator passed the night at the facility of the EFCC.
Operatives of the commission have reportedly been interrogating the lawmaker since his arrest.
One of the sources said:
“The interrogation has continued till this afternoon.”
The source could not tell when the questioning session would end.
The former governor was reportedly arrested after a five-hour standoff with EFCC operatives who trailed him to the location.
The said arrest of the politicians is reportedly connected to the alleged monumental graft which allegedly took place during his eight-year tenure as governor.
Meanwhile, it seems that the federal government's efforts to fight and stamp out financial corruption in Nigeria through its anti-graft agencies are paying off.
Having observed the government's recorded successes in this regard, the United Kingdom has removed Nigeria from the list of high-risk countries for money laundering.
The good news was made known by a presidential media aide, Lauretta Onochie, on Sunday, April 11, via her Twitter page.
In another news, the staff of the EFCC have been urged by their boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa, to be hardworking and devoted to work.
Channels TV reported that Bawa said Nigerians are looking up to them for success in the fight against corruption.
Legit.ng gathered that he gave the advice on Thursday, April 8, when he visited the Ibadan zonal office of the commission.