Thursday, January 17, 2013

EFCC did't arrest me – Ikedi Ohakim

Ohakim denies being arrested, says newspaper report aims to paint him in a bad light. Contrary to a report by an Owerri based Newspaper publication which claimed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has summoned the immediate past Governor of Imo State, Dr Ikedi Ohakim, it has been discovered that Ohakim was neither summoned nor arrested by the Agency.
Speaking to Imo Trumpeta on phone from his Abuja base, Ohakim said he was embarrassed with the said publication, which seemed to have painted him in bad light as there was no iota of truth in the said report, adding that it was the figment of the writer(s) imagination. Ohakim who spoke to this newspaper ( Imo Trumpeta ) exactly at 12.30 pm yesterday, said he was speaking from his office at Asokoro,Abuja, and wondered from where the Owerri based Newspaper got its information to state he was being summoned by the anti-graft body. “I was not arrested nor invited by EFCC. I learnt Announcer Express wrote that I was arrested. Where did they get their information?” Ohakim queried. The former Governor wondered what EFCC wants him for, asking if he did anything that warrants EFCC invitation. “What did I do that EFCC would arrest me? If EFCC invites me, I will go. In fact, since I left office, the Agency had invited me once or twice to come and give information when needed. It was a routine affair, but I was at all times left to go home. But I have never been arrested before by EFCC, as I am speaking to you now from any office at Asokoro” he told Imo Trumpeta. culled from Imo Trumpeta