Okorocha says EFCC trying to prevent him from presidential screening


The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, besieged the Abuja residence of the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to effect his arrest.

Okorocha in his reaction to the invasion and being held hostage, alleged that the EFCC is trying to prevent him from attending the screening of presidential aspirants under the APC, which was scheduled to start today, May 24, and end on May 25.

He wondered why his house would be invaded on the screening day of all the Presidential aspirants of APC, saying he never received any invitation or got court summons from any quarters.

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.’’


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