Rochas Okorocha, the former governor of Imo state, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after they forced their way into his Abuja house.
At 6:48 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, Okorocha, who had previously refused to be taken away by the agents, saying that he will not surrender himself to the anti-graft agency without a warrant, was detained and hauled away.
EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwajuren had said earlier that the anti-graft agency’s operatives were at the Senator’s home to bring him to stand trial before a federal high court in Abuja for allegedly conspiring with five companies and others to steal N2.9bn in public funds.
Other defendants standing trial in the case include Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited.
A video showing the moment EFCC operatives broke into the Abuja residence of Senator Rochas Okorocha through the ceiling before arresting him this evening May 24, has been shared online.
Watch the video below.