The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have debunked reports that they have arrested former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.
News broke few hours ago that Okorcha, who handed over to his successor barely 24 hours ago, has been arrested by the anti-graft commission.
The reports also say his wife, Nkechi Okorocha, as well as Gerald Okorocha and Okey Okorocha we’re also arrested by EFCC who sealed off his Eastern Palm University in Ogboko.
EFCC’s spokesman, Tony Orilade, has refuted the claims, describing the reports as “fake news”.
”Such report that Okorocha and wife have been arrested is fake news, disregard it.”
During his handover speech yesterday, Okorocha spoke of some conspiracy to arrest and try him.
“I am a lover of peace. As I walk out of this government house today, let nobody fight me and I will not fight nobody”
“I have not broken the law, I only bend to achieve results. I do things the other way and I get results. I remember in 2011 when darkness ravaged and people cannot go out for fear of being kidnapped but today Imo is a secured state.
“So I can say that I came, I saw and I conquered. I am not here to make speeches on my achievements. I encourage you to support the new government in power.
“The office of the governor is a seal covering people, it is like a mask covering me and if you remove that mask you will see the real Rochas that is bigger than the governor. Let those that are fighting stop as I leave the Government House today.”