…as anti-graft agency deploys more operatives around his Abuja residence
A former governor of Imo State and Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday, raised the alarm that he’s currently being hunted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Speaking with newsmen in his Abuja residence, Okorocha appealed to all stakeholders in the country to prevail on the EFCC operatives laying siege to his house to vacate his premises.
He expressed surprise why the anti-graft agency’s operatives should invade his house on a day the screening of all APC Presidential aspirants is taking place.
Okorocha said he was never invited by the agency or received received any court summons.
He said, ”Frankly speaking, the situation I find myself is a situation of what I call hostage. Policemen and EFCC operatives are currently in my compound and they want to possibly whisk me away… my gate is blocked.
”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.”
As of the time of filing this report, our correspondent learnt that more EFCC operatives were being deployed around Okorocha’s Abuja home.