CDD has spotted a news circulating on Social media, and traditional media space, claiming that the EFCC arrested Immediate pasted Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha and his wife. The reports came in the early hours of 30th May, 2019, on different news site including pulseNG, Concise News, informationng and went viral on different social media spaces “Rochas Okorocha arrested just a day after he ended his tenure as Imo state governor. The reports added that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes commission have arrested former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha and his wife Nkechi”.
Fact Checkers at CDD reached out to EFCC Spokesperson, Mr. Tony Orilade who stated that EFCC had not done any of such as claimed by reports. Orilade said, “Such report that Okorocha and wife have been arrested is fake News”. Daily Post and Punch Newspapers also released reports supporting EFCC’s statement verified from Mr. Orilade that the claim should be disregarded as it is a malicious deception.
Conclusion: The Claim that EFCC arrested Okorocha and Wife is False, it is aimed to mislead the general populace.