The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied arresting former Imo governor Rochas Okorocha, his wife Nkechi and some other members of his family.
A report, shared by multiple news platforms claimed that the EFCC arrested Okorocha’s wife Nkechi and other relations, Gerald Okorocha and Okey Okorocha in Ogboko, Okorocha’s hometown.
The report also claimed that the commission has sealed Okorocha’s Eastern Palm University Ogboko.
When asked to confirm the report, an EFCC source said the whole story was concocted.
“It is fake news”, he said.
Okorocha, a well-known philanthropist before being elected in 2011, ruled Imo till 28 May 2019. He was chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum.
His successor, Emeka Ihedioha a former deputy speaker, has described Okorocha’s era a setback to the state.
In his inaugural speech on Wednesday, Ihedioha slammed the Okorocha administration for “degrading” most institutions in the state.
He said Okorocha debased and desecrated governance” and promised to remedy the damages done.
“The outgoing administration degraded and destroyed most of our institutions and values.The legislature, the judiciary and the civil service, all suffered grievous assaults, with the House of Assembly made redundant and court orders routinely disregarded.
“But Imo State will, as always, endure. Imo will revive and prosper again.We urge you to be courageous in this conviction, for we are not captives of fear”, Governor Ihedioha said..