- Senator Okorocha has appealed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to allow him go for presidential screening
- Recall that operatives of the anti graft agency besieged Okorocha’s house in the federal capital territory (FCT) to arrest him
- According to him, he should be allowed to go for his screening because he is a presidential aspirant and a known figure
The senator representing Imo west at the National Assembly, Rochas Okorocha, has appealed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to allow him go for his presidential screening.
Okorocha who is a former governor of Imo state and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made this appeal following his arrest by the antigraft agency, The Cable reports.
Recall that operatives of the EFCC had besieged his house in Abuja to arrest him on Tuesday, May 24.
The operatives insisted that no one would be allowed to leave the house until Okorocha honours a long-standing invitation by the EFCC.
The senator however, declined, insisting that he will not submit himself to the anti-graft agency without a warrant.
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In his reaction to the arrest, the presidential aspirant said:
“Frankly speaking, the situation I find myself is what I call hostage. Policemen and EFCC operatives are currently in my compound to possibly whisk me away and my gate is blocked,” the presidential hopeful said.
“All I am asking for now is to allow me to go for my screening because I am a presidential aspirant and our election comes up on Sunday. If I am not allowed to go for this screening, I might miss it.
“I am not an unknown person in the country. I have an address and people know me in the country. All what it takes for the EFCC is to send me an invitation and I will gladly oblige.”
The EFCC had on January 31, filed a 17-count charge against the former Imo governor before a federal high court in Abuja.
I am under hostage, Okorocha cries out over EFCC’s invasion of his house, video emerges
Hours after reports went viral that operatives of the EFCC invaded his Abuja house on Tuesday, Okorocha cried out.
The presidential aspirant on the platform of the APC on Tuesday declared that he is under hostage by operatives of the agency
Okorocha who stated that he had no idea why this was happening admitted that it was rather unfortunate that this would ever occur.
However, the former Imo governor said he plans to address a press conference, adding that the commission cannot stop journalists from coming to his house.