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Alleged Fraud: Call EFCC To Order, Okorocha Appeals To Buhari

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The former Governor of Imo State and current Senator representing Imo West in the national assembly, Rochas Okorocha has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the EFCC to order, appealing that the president intervenes by restricting the EFCC from constantly harassing and intimidating him over allegations of a ₦2.9 billion fraud case.

While speaking to journalists in the State House after a visit to the president, Senator Okorocha explained that there has been a court judgment and two court orders for different judgments issued at different forums, stopping the EFCC from further interrogating him.

He however lamented that the orders have gone unheeded by the anti-graft agency.

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Okorocha described the EFCC’s actions as biased, pre-judgmental, and politically motivated. The former governor called on the president as one who upholds the law to speak out on the matter.

Governor Okorocha equally underscored the need to strengthen the ruling party from the grassroots.

According to him, the president has especially vowed that the days of politicians clinching power from Abuja, without getting requisite support from the masses at the grassroots, will no longer be tolerated at the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Meanwhile, the Senior Special Adviser to Imo state Governor on Print Media, Modestus Nwamkpa, has lambasted the Senator representing Imo West at the National Assembly, Rochas Okorocha accusing him of attempting to divert the attention of the public from the recent corruption charges preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that the anti-graft agency had filed N2.9 billion fraud charges against Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State.

The development came hours after the ex-governor officially declared his presidential bid for 2023.


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