Okorocha Begs Court to Restrain EFCC From Arresting Him After Hand Over on May 29

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking an order to restrain security agencies in the country from arresting him.

Okorocha told the court that some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by its Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, are instigating the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to move against him.

Consequently, he prayed the court to enforce his fundamental human rights which he said was under threat.

Okorocha told the court that his travail started after he opposed the emergence of some persons as leaders of the ruling APC.

He said his adversaries in the party had since instigated the EFCC to hound him and his family members, saying they were equally behind the reason the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, refused to issue him with a certificate of return after being declared the winner of the last election in lmo West Senatorial District.

Responding to the suit, the DSS, through its counter- affidavits filed on its behalf by G. O. A. Agbadua, faulted Okorocha’s claims and denied planning to arrest either the governor or members of his family.

The DSS said it was not aware or part of any plan to arrest the Okorochas.

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