Ikedi Ohakim, the former governor of Imo State, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, reports premiumtimes.
Mr. Ohakim, governor between 2007 and 2011, was arrested Thursday at about 10.05 am at his residence in the Asokoro district of Abuja. A source at the commission said an invitation was sent to the former governor but that he failed to turn up Wednesday as advised. EFCC operatives, who had been on his trail for days, our source said, stormed his residence Thursday and drove him in an unmarked car to the commission’s headquarters in the Maitama district of the nation’s capital. He is currently being detained, with his interrogation expected to begin later in the day. The source said the former governor has questions to answer concerning a number of property allegedly traced to him. Also, a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has willingly surrendered himself for questioning almost the same time Mr. Ohakim was brought into the EFCC’s headquarters in Abuja. He is currently been quizzed by the commission’s operatives over alleged bribery and money laundering offences.