Immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has cried out over the demolition of some monuments erected by his government in the state, by his successor, Emeka Ihedioha.
The former governor has also denied the story of his arrest by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ).
He accused Ihedioha and his new government of being behind the false arrest claim.
Less than 24 hours after being inaugurated into office, Ihedioha had begun the demolition of some of the monuments erected by Okorocha’s government in the state, including the Akachi’ (the symbolic hand of God).
Media reports on Thursday had also claimed that Okorocha, his wife, Nkechi and the governor’s brother, Okey, have been arrested by the EFCC.
Responding in a statement through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, the former governor said:
“We have read on-line including some print media on-line platforms that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arrested the former Governor of Imo State, Owelle
Rochas Okorocha, the wife, Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha, and one of the brothers, Okey Okorocha, today, being Thursday, May 30, 2019.
“We won’t delay to State that the story of their arrest is not true. It is totally false. It has no iota or atom of truth. Simply put, former Governor Rochas Okorocha, the wife Nneoma and brother Okey, have not been arrested by the crime commission.
This is the truth of the matter.
“The fact is that the new PDP government in the state has decided not to toe the path of honour but has decided to continue the old way of the party, by trading on lies or falsehood.
They call it propaganda.
“The new government is behind the false story. They even called some media editors to make the story headline.
“We only want to ask them to leave responsible institutions or establishments like EFCC out of their dirty tracks especially in dishing out their lies.
“The PDP in the state had written and sponsored a lot of petitions to agencies and commissions against the former governor.
They had told their supporters that the former governor would be whisked away by the EFCC hours after the inauguration on May 29, 2019 and that is the reason behind this falsehood.