Ikedi Ohakim, former Imo state governor, is in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), he was arrested “this morning” at his Asokoro residence, according to Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, Ohakim
“Yes it is true Ohakim has been arrested. He was picked up this morning from his residence at Asokoro?,” he said.
Regarding the charges against the former governor, Uwujaren simply said:
“There has been an investigation we have been conducting for some time? now and we needed him to respond to some issues.”
Ohakim had failed to honour a prior invitati?on from the commission, hence his arrest on Thursday. Ohakim is among other former governors, Murtala Nyako of Ad?amawa, Sule Lamido of Jigawa and Amodu Sherrif of Borno who have been grilled by the EFCC this year.