On Friday, the Imo State Commissioner for Finance, Mr.Chike John Okafor and the State Accountant General, Eche Ezenna George were set free from the EFCC net.
As you read this, the duo are presently in Owerri. Chief of Staff to the Imo State Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, MFR confirmed news of their release to IMO STATE BLOG.com. The Chief of Staff disclosed that the officials boarded a flight out of Abuja on Saturday morning and had since arrived Owerri. Though he declined to get into specifics surrounding the arrest, Prince Madumere said that the EFCC was misinformed.
It will be recalled that last week, the EFCC had invited the government functionaries to Abuja. Upon arrival, they were checked in and quizzed over allegations of fraud and other financial misconducts in the state.