Former Imo Gov Okorocha released by EFCC 48 hours after detention

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released the former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha after spending two nights in detention.

According to a report in Dailytrust, Okorocha’s aide said the former governor was released around 5:45 pm and he’s currently in his Maitama residence in Abuja.

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When contacted, the spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren said he would get back to our correspondent on the development.

Recall that the EFCC operatives had, on Tuesday, arrested the lawmaker at about 4:10 pm at his Unity House office located at Garki, Abuja.

Okorocha, who governed Imo between 2011 and 2019, has been accused of embezzlement and misappropriation of state funds by the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma.

In February, the lawmaker accused Uzodinma of unleashing the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) against him.

Okorocha refuted the allegations, saying the state government had not been able to prove corruption allegations against him and his family in court.

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