NewsOne Nigeria reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s antigraft agency, has released a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, after spending two nights in detention.
This online news platform understands that Okorocha’s aide, who disclosed this to Daily Trust via telephone, said the former governor was released around 5:45 pm and he’s currently in his Maitama residence in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
When contacted, Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesman of the anti-graft agency, said he would get back to our correspondent on the development.
On Tuesday, the EFCC operatives had arrested Rochas Okorocha 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, an allegation he has refuted.