The Family of the former Imo State governor and All Progressives Congress presidential aspirant, Rochas Okorocha, have accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of failing to interrogate Okorocha twenty-four hours after his arrest.
The Journalist had earlier reported that the operatives broke into Okorocha’s house after a seven-hour siege and arrested him on Tuesday.
The Commission had explained that they arrested Okorocha for jumping administrative bail earlier granted him.
In an interview with The Journalist on Wednesday night, the daughter of the former governor, Uloma Okorocha, said the EFCC had not shown it was in a hurry to interrogate him.
She stressed that it had further confirmed that her father’s arrest and detention might not be unconnected to plots to stop him from participating in the APC presidential screening and primary.
She said, “since his arrest, no official of the EFCC has spoken to him, he has not been interrogated, despite the desperation to arrest him. Everyone saw how they invaded his home, shooting as if they were arresting a terrorist. After several hours of the showdown, damaging the doors and some other properties in the house, they whisked him away.
“There was also heavy shooting as policemen attached to the Commission tried to chase away family members and supporters of the serving senator. With all these, he has not been questioned 24 hours after. ”
Speaking further, she said, “We appreciate Nigerians for their support. Although my dad is in high spirit, it is, however, now obvious that the intention of the EFCC is to keep him until after the APC primary, but we are relying on the judiciary to proffer justice as the last hope of the common man.”