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Okorocha still waiting to be served by EFCC on N2.7bn fraud case- Aide



Senator Rochas Okorocha has stated that he is yet to be served by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission in an alleged N2.9bn fraud case.

The spokesperson to the former governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, announced this in a statement on Tuesday in Owerri.

News about the EFCC fraud case broke shortly after he Okorocha declared his ambition to join the 2023 presidential race on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress in a press conference in Abuja.

Onwuemeodo alleged that the news was nothing more than a smear campaign against Okorocha by media handlers of the incumbent Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma.

The statement read, “It may be interesting for patriotic Nigerians, both at home and in the Diaspora, to hear that the story of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, taking Senator Rochas Okorocha to court over N2.9 bn fraud allegation came from the media handlers of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, as breaking news. We read the story from them.

“And they had waited until the end or an hour, after the world press conference Okorocha had over his interest to run for the office of President in 2023.

“They had wanted to inject virus into that wonderful and exciting outing and the reason, they had waited for the event to come to an end before the nauseating braking news from Gov Uzodinma’s media campaigners”.

He added, “As we write, Okorocha is yet to be served of the EFCC case. But those who knew about it were in a hurry to give it out as breaking news”.

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