Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have surrounded the Abuja residence of a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.
Our correspondent, who is currently at the residence, also observed the presence of armed personnel of the Nigeria Police Force.
A source at the anti-graft agency said on Tuesday Okorocha has been snubbing several invitations extended to him over alleged corruption against him.
The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, has yet to respond to several phone calls by our correspondent.
In January, the anti-graft agency had charged the senator with allegations he conspired with others to steal N2.9 billion from public coffers.
EFCC filed the charges at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
In addition to Mr Okorocha, other defendants are Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited.
The charges were filed about the same time Okorocha declared his intention to run for the office of the president in 2023.
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The Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a suspected ritualist, Isaac Ezekiel, for allegedly plucking the eyes of a 16-year-old boy, Uzairu Salisu.
Two accomplices, Nensok Bawa, 38, and Yohana Luka, aka Doctor Samu, 52, were also arrested in connection with the crime, which happened at Yelwa community, in the Bauchi area of the state.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident happened around 9am on June 24 when Ezekiel lured Salisu to do a casual job for him on a farm in the community.
Salisu was said to be doing the job when the suspect allegedly used a wire to strangulate him till he lost consciousness.
Afterwards, the 32-year-old reportedly used a knife to pluck out the two eyes of the minor and abandoned him on the farm.
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The ward head, Mohammed Lawal, who was among the people who found the minor writhing in pain, alerted the police to the incident.
The victim was said to have identified Ezekiel as the culprit, leading to his arrest.
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