Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arrested the immediate past governor of Imo, Rochas Okorocha.
According to reports the ex-governor was arrested at about 4 P.M. Tuesday at his Unity House private office in Abuja.
The former governor was arrested after a five-hour standoff with EFCC operatives who trailed him to the location.
Sources said the anti-graft agency had repeatedly invited the former governor to its Abuja headquarters in connection with multiple corruption allegations against him.
Okorocha now a senator, reportedly declined to honour the invitation, a development that infuriated detectives who fanned out to get him.
The politician is currently being interrogated at the EFCC headquarters and it is unclear if he would be allowed to go home today.
Details of the allegations against the senator are but sources said they are related to suspected monumental graft during his eight-year reign as governor.
The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the former governor is in the agency’s custody.
He declined further comments when pressed for details of the allegations against the politician.
More details later…