- After hours of laying siege to his home, operatives of the anti-graft agency EFCC have picked up Senator Rochas Okorocha
- The commission's gained entrance into Okorocha’s sitting room after dispersing his supporters who were protesting against his arrest
- Though Senator Okorocha denied this, the EFCC said the Imo senator refused to honour invitations also jumped the administrative bail granted to him
They broke into his Maitama, Abuja residence after laying siege to it for nine hours, The Nation reported.
The newspaper further stated that the operatives gained entrance into Okorocha’s sitting room after dispersing his supporters who were chanting solidarity songs to protest the siege.
Help me, my Lord and my God: Video reveals Okorocha lying on the floor praying as EFCC breaks into his house
It was gathered that the second son of the former Imo state governor, Amen, was wounded in the melee and was being attended to.
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Legit.ng notes that the anti-graft agency laid siege to Okorocha’s Maitama home from 11.30am, barricading the entrance gate with vehicles while heavily armed policemen were stationed at all strategic locations inside and outside the premises.
Briefing journalists before he was arrested, Okorocha described the siege at his residence as an ugly development that does not portray those those involved in good light.
He alleged the Commission’s siege was to stop him from attending the APC presidential screening, which he said was ongoing.
The former Governor also claimed that no formal invitation was extended to him, prior to the EFCC raid.
Channels TV has also reported the arrest of the former Imo state governor.
EFCC reveals why operatives stormed Okorocha's residence
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the EFCC said that its operatives laid siege to the residence of Senator Okorocha due to his refusal to honour the commission’s invitations.
The anti-graft agency revealed this in a statement posted on its official Facebook page on Tuesday, May 24, adding that Okorocha jumped the administrative bail granted to him.
The EFCC also alleged that attempts to arraign Senator Okorocha were stalled twice owing to the absence of the ex-Imo state governor who reportedly evaded service of processes.