Former Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State says he got information
from a top detective at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
that the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, and the National
Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, were
holding secret meetings on how to send him to jail.

“The
arrowhead of this plot is Adams Oshiomhole. He has vowed that he will
block you from realising your ambition and the first step towards
achieving this was to make sure your preferred successor did not emerge.
He has been having secret meetings with our Chairman, Ibrahim Magu,
over your matter.

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“One of my colleagues, Abdullahi, has been
given the task to liaise with INEC and meet with one Aminu in the legal
department of INEC and two powerful women in the department as well as
some national commissioners over your matter.”

In his originating
motion with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/475/19, the former governor said he
had come under serious attack from Oshiomhole because he worked against
the latter’s bid to become the chairman of the APC.

In a
supporting affidavit, Okorocha said Oshiomhole also blamed him for his
detention by the Department of State Services during the build-up to the
2019 general elections.

The Imo-West senator said his wife, children and in-laws were already being targeted for arrest.

It
stated further, “The plan has now reached a crescendo and desperation
in view of the failure of the respondents to find anything incriminating
against me and the decision now taken by the instigator of the
respondents is to arrest and detain me in Abuja.”

In a counter-affidavit, however, the EFCC denied all the allegations levelled against it by Okorocha.

In
the counter-affidavit deposed to by one Samson Oloje, a litigation
officer with the commission, the EFCC said Okorocha’s claim that an
operative informed him of secret meetings between Oshiomhole and Magu
was baseless.

The counter-affidavit read in part, “No operative
of the 4th respondent (EFCC) called Musa Muhammed or by any other name
sent a phone text message to the applicant in April 2019 or anytime
material herein about any secret meeting involving the acting chairman
of the 4th respondent and Adams Oshiomhole about plans being made by the
4th respondent in relation to the applicant (Okorocha).

“That no
operative of the 4th respondent called Abdullahi or by any other name
has been given the task to liaise with INEC, Aminu of INEC and/or any
other person to decimate the applicant politically and/or annihilate
him.”

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