Former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Odunews.com had earlier reported how the EFCC operatives stormed Okorocha’s house in a bid to arrest him.
The EFCC officers eventually whisked the embattled former governor away at exactly 06:48 pm in their vehicle after breaking into his living room.
Minutes before the officers broke in, Okorocha, in a live video made on his official Facebook Page, said officers of the commission had broken all his bulletproof doors.
He said, “The EFCC operatives are here with some gunmen and they have broken all my bulletproof doors. This may be my last appearance because I don’t know what they want to do.”
Okorocha and his family members could be seen in the video running around the living room in fear of the officers who were banging on the door leading to the living room.
Earlier on, security operatives accompanying officials of the EFCC shot sporadically to disperse female supporters protesting at the ex-governor’s home in a show of solidarity.
Speaking on the reason for Okorocha’s arrest, EFCC’s spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, stated that the former governor refused to honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the anti-graft agency.
Uwujaren recalled that the EFCC had on January 24, 2022, filed a 17-count criminal charge bordering on diversion of public funds and properties to the tune of N2.9billion against Okorocha.