A former governor of Imo State, Rochas
Okorocha, on Sunday disclosed that an unnamed governor from the
South-South region, an emir and a former senator from the North ensured
his release from the custody of Economic and Financial Crimes
Okorocha in a statement on Sunday by his
spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, asked the state Governor, Hope Uzodimma,
to stop fighting him.
The statement added that Uzodinma had
usurped the position of the spokesperson of the EFCC in his case with
the anti- graft commission.
Onwuemeodo disclosed that the
statement credited to Uzodimma’s Senior Special Assistant on Print
Media, Modestus Nwamkpa, that Okorocha was freed from the EFCC facility
on health grounds was false.
The statement read in part, “About
45 minutes after the officers of the EFCC had allowed Senator Rochas
Okorocha to go home, after spending 48 hours with them, the governor of
Imo State, Chief Hope Uzodimma, through his SSA on Print Media, Modestus
Nwankpa, issued a press release giving reasons why the commission
allowed Okorocha to go.
“The press release, to most people, was
shocking and questionable, because EFCC has a spokesman and could not
have authorised Governor Uzodimma to give reasons why it allowed one of
its guests in the person of Okorocha to go home after he had spent 48
hours in their office.
“Governor Uzodimma in the press release
also contradicted himself when he stated, “Based on these, he was
released on self-recognition pending when JUSUN calls off their strike
and court resumes. By that time, his arraignment can then take place.
So, in effect, his release today was circumstantial.”