A video showing operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) forcefully making way into the Abuja residence of the former Imo State Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha on Tuesday has surfaced on social media.
Naija News earlier reported that EFCC operatives on Tuesday laid siege on the private residence of Okorocha who is a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
In the viral video, officials of the EFCC could be seen forcefully breaking through the ceiling of the two -time governor whose house is located at No 3, Nyasa Close, Off Ontario Street, Abuja.
Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, the EFCC in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren explained that the step taken became necessary after Okorocha jumped administrative bail.
Uwujaren added in the statement that the lawmaker has been evading service of court papers and refused to show up in court to answer charges against him.
He explained that Senator Okorocha is standing trial for a 17-count criminal charge bordering on diversion of public funds and properties to the tune of N2.9billion brought against him by the EFCC but has refused to show up in court.
The EFCC explained that the trial judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja had warned during the last sitting (March 28th, 2022) when the case was adjourned till May 30, 2022 that no further adjournment will be granted hence the need by the operatives to forcefully arrest Okorocha to present him in court.