Rochas Okorocha, the embattled former governor of Imo state, has disputed allegations that he has filed a lawsuit against the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and claimed N1bn in damages for the May 24 invasion of his Abuja house by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission agents.
In a statement released in Owerri by his spokesman Sam Omwuemeodo, Okorocha stated that he had no grounds to sue the AGF because his office had neither invaded his residence nor taken him to court.
A portion of the assertion read;
“We were concerned about today’s anticipated bail hearing when we were alerted to online reports about the N1b suit and the participation of five SANS.
Okorocha has no grounds to sue the Attorney General of the Federation or the office of the Attorney General of the Federation for N1 billion in damages for the invasion of his home, as neither the AGF nor his office were involved in the incident.
If Okorocha is released from custody and decides to pursue legal action to recover damages for the invasion of his residence, he is aware of those responsible. We believe he would not include the AGF or his office.
If Okorocha leaves detention and wishes to stroll in that route, that is acceptable. The AGF and his office, however, would not be included in the action, as they had nothing to do with the invasion of Okorocha’s residence.
We have done this to maintain accuracy in the record. We anticipate Okorocha’s release by the mercy of God and the magnanimity of His Lordship, who is overseeing the situation.”