- PDP delegates and aspirants and stakeholders were stunned to see operatives of the EFFC at the venue of the presidential primary on Saturday, May 28
- The agency's personnel were seen moving around the MKO Abiola International Stadium, FCT, Abuja
- Naturally, the presence of the operatives made the atmosphere around the venue tense as persons at the stadium were wondering what their mission was
Abuja - For reasons not yet known a number of Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) stormed the venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential primary, the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abuja.
Punch reports that EFCC operatives arrived at the venue while delegates were taking part in the accreditation process before the election begins.
Vanguard has it that the commission's officers were seen moving around the venue.
EFCC reveals why operatives stormed Rochas Okorocha's residence
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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 the former Imo state governor were stalled twice owing to the absence of the ex-Imo state governor who reportedly evaded service of processes.
The statement titled "Why We Are At Okorocha’s Home - EFCC" reads:
"Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 24, 2022, arrived at the Maitama, Abuja home of a former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, to effect his arrest.
"The move followed the refusal of the former governor to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the Commission..."
Alleged fraud: More trouble for Okorocha as court gives new ruling
On Friday, May 27, a Federal High Court in Abuja had refused to grant Senator Rochas Okorocha, who was in the EFCC’s custody bail.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, instead, ordered Okorocha, through his lawyer, Ola Olanipekun (SAN), to put the anti-graft agency on notice.