Lagos - Former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of being overzealous following his arrest over alleged bribery and money laundering offences.
He has been released from EFCC custody.
“Chief Ikedi Ohakim, who was at the EFCC office few hours past 5 pm yesterday, expressed surprise that overzealous officials of the anti-graft agency could go ahead to invade his house with paid media men in order to score cheap points and achieve some credibility stunts,” read a statement from his publicists.
“Ohakim clarifies that he is always ready to honour any invitation extended to him by all legitimate agencies of government, since he does not have any skeletons in his cupboard.
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"He warned however, that all public officials, especially those charged with the sensitive responsibility of fighting graft must not allow themselves to be used as pawns, by desperate political renegades, who cling to the smallest straw for political survival and relevance.”
Ohakim, who was Imo governor between 2007 and 2011, was arrested on Thursday at his residence in the Asokoro district of Abuja.
It was reported an invitation was sent to the former governor but that he failed to turn up Wednesday as advised.
- CAJ News