Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole and other leaders of the party of instigating the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and other law enforcement agencies to harass, arrest and detain him.
Okorocha stated this in two separate fundamental rights enforcement suits marked FHC/ABJ/CS/474/19 and FHC/ABJ/CS/475/19 and filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, adding that the anti-corruption agencies had been directed to arrest him and keep him in detention as soon as he hands over as governor on May 29.
He said he had received no less than 25 invitations from the anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies” in a purported investigation of projects executed by the Imo State government in a bid to find some material to justify their conclusion that he is guilty of corrupt practices”.
He added that the plan of the APC leaders had been “expanded to include a reign of terror against the applicant’s political, business associates and family members including his wife and children”.
According to him, his political and business associates, as well as family members allegedly targeted by the said “reign of terror” are, Uloma Rochas, Uju Rochas, Uchechi Rochas, Ahamefula Rochas, Amen Rochas, Amamchi Rochas, Uzoma Anwukah and Uche Nwosu.
Maintaining his innocence, he stated that he did not commit any offence “to warrant the incessant threats of arrest, detention, the harassment and terror being unleashed upon him and his family”.
He urged the court to restrain EFCC and other agencies from harrassing, intimidating and arresting him and his family members.
The defendants whom the plaintiff is seeking an order to restrain are the Attorney General of the Federation, the Inspector General of Police, the State Security Service, the EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, and the Code of Conduct Bureau.