The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, reportedly released a former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, after grilling him for two days, Page 36 learnt.
Confirming Senator Okorocha’s release, the former Governor’s Aide said that his Principal was released at about 5:45pm, and he is currently in his Maitama residence, in Abuja.
Recall, that the former Governor of Imo State was arrested by the Commission, on Tuesday, at his Unity House office located at Garki, Abuja, under the watch of the new EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa.
Senator Okorocha, who governed Imo State between 2011 and 2019, is accused of embezzlement and misappropriation, an allegation he has however, refuted.
An Aide to the former Governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, had said that since the Commission is doing its job, Okorocha is ready to cooperate with the Officials.
“To us, the Commission is doing its job, and should be given the needed cooperation. And Okorocha being a law-abiding citizen, would always cooperate with the Commission over the matters in courts.
“EFCC is not a slaughterhouse, but a very responsible institution, and should be seen as such.”
Onwuemeodo added that his Principal is being investigated, because of the new Leadership at the Commission.