The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has come out with a statement on why it arrested owner of INNOSON Motors, Chief Innocent Chukwuma.
Mr. Chukwuma Mr. was arrested at his residence in Enugu around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
The EFCC said it arrested Chukwuma following his refusal to honor its invitation after jumping an administrative bail.
Spokesman to the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that the INNOSON boss is being investigated at the moment
According to the statement, “A well known industrialist Chief Innocent Chukwuma popularly known by his company’s name, INNOSON, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC .
“He was picked up at about 11am at his Savage Crescent , GRA Enugu residence today Tuesday December 19, 2017.
“His arrest followed his refusal to honour invitation by the Commission having earlier jumped an administrative bail granted him in a case being investigated by the Capital Market and Insurance Fraud Unit of the Commission’s Lagos office.
“Chukwuma rather than honoring invitation by the EFCC, mobilized six truck loads of thugs pretending to be staff of his company to his residence, where they manhandled EFCC operatives.
“It took reinforcement from the Enugu office of the EFCC to effect the arrest of the industrialist who is currently being grilled by a team of investigators.”
Earlier today spokesperson for INNOSON Motors, Cornel Osigwe,revealed that Mr. Chukwuma was arrested at his residence in Enugu around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
“His arrest is in connection to the ongoing case he has with GTBank,” Mr. Osigwe said.
Mr. Osigwe said his principal was accused of jumping bail, wondering how someone who was never invited by the EFCC much less being arrested would be accused of fleeing from the law.
“He was never invited by the EFCC, we challenge them to come forward with any evidence showing that he jumped bail,” Mr. Osigwe said.