After hours of struggling and siege, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) finally arrested a former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, in his Maitama residence in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Tuesday.
Shortly after his arrest, the operatives of EFCC whisked the embattled former governor away at exactly 06:48 pm in their vehicle after breaking into his living room.
Before his arrest, Okorocha was seen looking like a conquered king as he lost lever and the usual roaring voice he was known. Meanwhile, he was seen saying words of prayers with some members of the family, as fear took over him. He asked God; “Come to my rescue.”
His words, “The EFCC operatives are here with some gunmen and they have broken all my bulletproof doors. This may be my last appearance because I don’t know what they want to do.”
Okorocha and his family members could be seen in the video running around the living room in fear of the officers who were banging on the door leading to the living room.
Earlier on, security operatives accompanying officials of the EFCC shot sporadically to disperse female supporters protesting at the ex-governor’s home in a show of solidarity.
The women had come to protest the continued siege on Okorocha’s residence by the operatives, demanding an end to the siege.
Recall that Okorocha had practically made it impossible for the EFCC to arraign him in the court of law. He evaded service of court summon to the extent that the trial Judge threatened to throw out the case against him.