The report states that the commission also arrested his wife Nkechi Okorocha, some of the family members of the former Imo state governor, Gerald Okorocha, Okey Okorocha and sealed his Eastern Palm University in Ogboko, Imo state.
We cannot independently verify the certainty of the alleged arrest of Okorocha.
It had been reported that the anti-graft body said it froze N5 billion funds belonging to the state government because Governor Rochas Okorocha was spending too much money during the 2019 general elections.
However, the EFCC has not released any official statement regarding thereported arrest of the former Imo state governor. The EFCC revealed that the N8 billion Paris Club loan refunded to the state for the payment of salaries was mismanaged by the governor.
This was revealed by EFCC’s zonal head for south-east region, Usman Imam, during a chat with journalists. According to him, the commission’s their timely intervention saved the state over N5 billion that would have been deployed in vote buying by the Okorocha’s administration during the polls. However, Okorocha had accused the EFCC of not providing information on how it arrived at the conclusion that he wanted to withdraw money for vote-buying during the last general election
on Tuesday, May 21, it was reoorted thatOkorocha urged the acting chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, to keep fifth columnists within the agency at arm’s length.
Okorocha, through his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, argued that despite EFCC’s blockage of Imo state funds to the tune of N7.9 billion, he did not owe salaries.