As former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Monday in Abuja, was declaring his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged him with N2.9 billion fraud.
The 17-count charge borders on alleged conspiracy with others, including an All Progressives Congress (APC) member and five companies, to steal N2.9 billion public funds.
The Anti graft agency filed the charges at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Other defendants are Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pranif International Limited and Legend World Concepts Limited.
It was learned that some invited guests and supporters of ‘Okorocha for President 2023’ expressed anger as they were locked out of the International Conference Centre (ICC) Hall, Abuja, venue of the declaration.
Despite having tags and invitation cards to prove that they were invited for the occasion, they were stopped by security men at the gate.
Even some journalists and officials of Rochas Foundation were not spared, as they were also denied entry.
Culled from Freedom online