The immediate past Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering.
Okorocha was said to have been arrested at about 4.15 pm on Tuesday at the National Assembly complex, Abuja, after he failed to honour an invitation extended to him.
A top official at the EFCC revealed that operatives of the anti-graft agency had been on Okorocha’s trail for some days after he failed to honour the invitation, before storming his office to arrest him.
Confirming Okorocha’s arrest in a tweet, the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said the Senator was arrested based on months of investigations into alleged money laundering while he was the Imo governor, adding that he would be prosecuted after a thorough investigation.
It would be recalled that the EFCC had said in 2020 that it had recovered the sum of N2.7 billion Okorocha allegedly looted from the Imo State treasury and returned same to the state.