The Senior Special Assistant to Senator Hope Uzodinma on Print Media, Mr. Modestus Nwankpa, have revealed the reason, former governor of Imo State, and Senator representing Orlu zone, Senator Rochas Okorocha have remained silent since his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.

According to Nwamkpa, Okorocha promised to comport himself before he was allowed to go.

Okorocha who is known for speaking out, has surprisingly been very quiet over his arrest by the anti graft agency.

Nwamkpa further revealed that a serving South South Governor, a Northern Emir, and a former Senator, stood in as Okorocha’s sureties, before the EFCC released him.

Okorocah was arrested by operatives of the commission in Abuja on Tuesday. He was released on Thursday after spending two nights in the custody of the anti graft commission.

Mr Nwankpa in a statement claimed that the former Governor, now Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, promised the commission that “he will comport himself before his prosecution begins

According to Nwamkpa, Okororcha promised to comport himself honourable pending when his prosecution begins. 

Nwamkpa stated that the EFCC extracted assurances from Okorocha that he would not misbehave at the time being, before he was granted bail. 

Nwamkpa stated that Okorocha cried out to some of his friends across the country, immediately he was arrested for assistance. 

His friends according to Nwamkpa, pleaded with the anti graft agency to allow him go based on his health condition, claiming that the former governor was on medications.

Nwamkpa further stated that the indefinite strike, of the Judiciary staff Union of Nigeria ( JUSUN) workers, over their demand for autonomy for the Judiciary, hindered Okorocha’s arraignment would prolong his stay in EFCC custody. 

So as not to infringe on his fundamental human right, as there is a stipulated time that EFCC can constitutionally hold a suspect, Okorocha’s bail was granted.

Nwamkpa stated that once the JUSUN strike was over, Okorocha would most likely be arraigned before a court.

By Maazi

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