Uloma Nwosu, daughter of the senator representing Imo West and presidential aspirant under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Rochas Okorocha, has said that the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, who arrested her father on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, did not present any legal justification for his arrest.
She narrated her experience of the arrest to Arise TV on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, saying the EFCC operatives had not presented any legal document or arrest warrant to justify breaking into the house.
She said, “The way they (EFCC operatives) had presented themselves did not show that it was something that was official, because there was no legal documents supporting their action. So you could say it was illegal battery or whatever we may call it. At this point, I was also scared as well, because it didn’t look official, it didn’t look like something that was done right. So of course we were afraid for His Excellency’s life, and that is why he requested something that was simple: ‘give us a document, give us a paper, a court order.’”
Operatives of the EFCC had on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, arrested the former Imo State governor, after laying siege to his residence in the Maitama area of Abuja for over six hours.
He was arrested minutes after security operatives fired gunshots to disperse protesters who did not want the ex-governor arrested.