The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has denied allegations that its operatives have arrested the immediate past Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.
Reports had emerged Thursday that the commission arrested Okorocha and his wife, Nkechi.
Reacting to the report, EFCC’s spokesman, Tony Orilade, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday that the report “is fake”.
Orilade said: “The report is fake news, just disregard it.”
Recently, the Commission’s Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, affirmed that the anti-graft agency was investigating the former governor, a member of the All Progressives Congress, who handed over leadership of the state to Emeka Ihedioha, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the March governorship election in the state, after his eight years tenure.
Magu said: “Of course, we are doing a couple of checks and investigations here and there.
“We are investigating almost everybody.”
He noted that the commission had to get to a certain level before it could disclose any information about an ongoing investigation.
Magu explained that this was necessary to prevent any action that could jeopardise or interfere with the process of the inquiry.