Okorocha praises EFCC officials, suggests they need better pay to reject bribes

Former Imo governor Rochas Okorocha has praised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for running a “world class” organisation.

Okorocha’s EFCC tour happened after the anti-graft agency arrested him for alleged money laundering.

EFCC released Okorocha on Thursday after detaining him for two nights.

The former governor apparently used the opportunity to tour EFCC facilities and then provided a feedback in a Facebook post on Friday afternoon.

“Sharing my experience at the EFCC with my team,” Okorocha said in the social media post to which he also attached a photo of himself presiding over a meeting.

“I had the opportunity to inspect the facilities there. I dare say they are of international standard, even the cell.

“I also commend the staff for their professionalism in the discharge of their duties.

“However, there is the need to ensure that the welfare of the staff is improved so that they don’t look outside,” he said.

His “look outside” reference could mean “seek better job opportunities” or “take bribes from corrupt individuals”. The governor did not specify.

Okorocha governed Imo between 2011 and 2019. He blames his current relationship with the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) on successor Hope Uzodimma.

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