- Senator Rochas Okorocha is glad that he has been freed from the custody of EFCC
- The former governor spent two days in the detention of the anti-graft agency over alleged fraud
- Okorocha faults the narrative of the Imo state government about his release
Senator Rochas Okorocha has spoken of the circumstances surrounding his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Punch reported that Okorocha in a statement on Sunday, Sunday, April 18, by his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, disclosed that some prominent people helped to secure his release.
According to the former governor’s spokesperson, an unnamed governor from the south-south region, an emir, and a former senator from the north assisted in securing his freedom.
Onwuemeodo asked the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, to stop fighting the senator.
He accused the Imo state government of making a contradictory statement about Okorocha’s release.
''About 45 minutes after the officers of the EFCC had allowed Senator Rochas Okorocha to go home, after spending 48 hours with them, the governor of Imo State, Chief Hope Uzodimma, through his SSA on Print Media, Modestus Nwankpa, issued a press release giving reasons why the commission allowed Okorocha to go.
“The press release, to most people, was shocking and questionable, because EFCC has a spokesman and could not have authorised Governor Uzodimma to give reasons why it allowed one of its guests in the person of Okorocha to go home after he had spent 48 hours in their office.''
The Cable had reported that the senator was released from the custody of the anti-graft agency two days after he was invited for questioning.
Meanwhile, Okorocha has hailed officials of the EFCC for acting responsibly during his two-day detention at the office of the anti-graft agency.
Sharing his experience in detention, the lawmaker said he cooperated with the commission because it operated within the ambit of the law establishing it.
“EFCC was not a slaughterhouse but a responsible institution, established for the good of the nation and her people.''
The anti-graft agency in a series of tweets on Sunday, April 18, listed some of the fake Twitter accounts to include: @AbdurasheedBawa, @AbdulrBawa and @AbdulRashidBawa1.
According to EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, one of the fake handles @AbdulRashidBaw1 was created in February following Bawa's appointment.