Following widespread reports of his arrest after handing over to his successor, the immediate past Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha, has denied speculations that he and some members of his family were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Okorocha made the denial in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo in Owerri, on Thursday.
The ex-governor said in the statement that the EFCC was not at war with anybody and would have no cause to witch-hunt him; adding that he would honour an invitation by the commission for any possible cause.
He further described the EFCC as a ‘responsible’ institution and advised the public to desist from associating him or the commission with lies.
“We read from social media and some on-line news platforms that the EFCC has arrested the former Governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha, the wife, Nkechi Okorocha, and one of the brothers, Okey Okorocha, today, Thursday, May 30.
“We would not delay to state that the story of our arrest is not true. It is totally false. It has no iota or atom of truth.
“Simply put, former Governor Rochas Okorocha, the wife Nneoma and brother Okey, have not been arrested by the omission.
“We contend that the EFCC is a responsible national institution established by the law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and must not be associated with lies.
“If they invite the former governor, his wife or any member of his family for interrogation in the course of their investigation, they would honour such invitations.
“And if the Commission decides to also come for any reason, they are also on the right path since it is on a national assignment and they are not at war with anybody,’’ the statement read.