Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday stormed the residence of former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
The anti-graft agency team stormed the residence of the former governor in the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to arrest him.
In a video obtained by Channels Television, the EFCC operatives were seen within the premises of the former governor.
They insisted that Okorocha, who is seeking to contest the presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), should submit himself for arrest or honour a long-standing invitation to their office.
On arrival at the residence, Channels Television crew discovered that the EFCC operatives had barricaded the residence of the presidential aspirant.
According to them, none of the members of Okorocha’s family would be allowed to leave the compound until they produce the former governor.
The operatives, who were later seen screening people going out and coming into the premises, also warned the mobile policemen attached to Okorocha to withdraw from the residence.
Reacting to the attempt to arrest him, the former governor told Channels Television that he was being held hostage by the EFCC operatives.
He condemned the action of the team that has come to arrest him and vowed to remain indoors until he sees a warrant of arrest.
“I am (being) held hostage here, I would say,” Okorocha lamented. “I have enquired if they have an arrest warrant or not and I am supposed to be getting ready for screening.
“I don’t know what is really happening; it is unfortunate that this is happening here. I will be here until I know what they want, I want to see a warrant of arrest or court order.” (Channels)