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N2.4bn Fraud Charges: Buhari Interested In Taking Up My EFCC Case – Okorocha

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Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is interested in taking up his N2.4 billion fraud case charged against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The two term Imo State Governor is currently facing anti-graft agency on a 17-count fraud charges.

According to the charges, the current lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial District, was alleged to have embezzled N2.4 billion through connivance with some companies and individuals.

Okorocha was, however, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, to seek Buhari’s intervention on the matter.

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Fielding questions from the State House Correspondents after meeting with the President, Okorocha, who had accused the current Imo State Government of plotting to destroy his presidential ambition, said Buhari has agreed to take up the cases.

Okorocha stated that “The President said he would take up the matter, especially when he saw the judgment. He said he will take up the matter and find out what is actually happening. And I hope he will do so. And I believe he will do that.”

The federal lawmaker said it was “politically motivated” when asked if he suspected his ordeal was being orchestrated by the detractors.

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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