The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday arrested the former Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, over alleged money laundering.
Okorocha was arrested at his office in Abuja.
Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson for the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said that the news was true. “Okorocha has been arrested by our men”, he said in a telephone chat.
Although the reason for his arrest has not been officially disclosed by the anti-graft agency, the Senator reportedly failed to honour invitations by the agency.
Governor Hope Uzodinma had accused Okorocha of misappropriating state funds.
In February, the lawmaker accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of unleashing the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) against him.
Okorocha said the state government had not been able to prove corruption allegations against him and family in court.
“I was never a poor man before I became governor of Imo state. I came here, brought my children to invest, brought everybody to invest”, he had said.