The Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Rochas Okorocha, has raised alarm over the alleged plan by the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, to humiliate him and his family.
The former Governor of Imo State, in a statement released through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, noted that the ongoing probe of Okorocha’s government is targeted at humiliating him.
Onwuemeodo further stated that the report claiming that a court declined Okorocha’s request to stop his probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is not true.
The statement reads in part, “Quickly, we want to state that the court presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed did not decline or refused to stop the probe of Senator Rochas Okorocha by EFCC and the Imo State Government.”
“If that report was true, the court would not have again adjourned to Tuesday, July 14, 2020, when the court would decide on the orders sought by Okorocha”
“The most exciting thing that happened in the court on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, was that the judge extracted an oral undertaking from the lawyer that represented the Attorney-General of the State, Mr Joseph Matthew, that the panel would not sit again during the pendency of the matter.”
Okorocha is a facing an investigation over allegations of massive fraud and embezzlement during his tenure as governor.