The former governor of Imo state, Rooch Okorocha, on Tuesday dismissed as false a report that he had sued the Federation’s Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, and sought N1bn damages over an attack on his home in Abuja by Economic and Finance officials. The Criminal Commission last week.
The former governor has also denied allegations that he reported to five top Nigerian lawyers to take legal action against the State Government.
Okorocha in a statement issued in Owerri by his spokesman, Sam Omwuemeodo, said he had no reason to sue the AGF because his office was not raiding his home or taking him to court.
The statement said Okorocha and his lawyers were deeply concerned about ensuring that the former governor, currently representing Imo West in the Senate, regained his independence as soon as possible.
Omwuemeodo said Okorocha knew those who should sue for damages if he stepped out of the EFFC net, if he decided to file a lawsuit.
Part of the statement reads, “We were concerned about the expected bail hearing today as we drew our attention to the online affairs of the N1b suit and the five SANS engagements.
“Okorocha has no reason to take the Federation Attorney General or the Federation Attorney General’s office to court and seek N1b damages, for the attack on his home, because the incident has nothing to do with AGF or his company. office.
“Because Okorocha is out of jail and deciding to take legal action to clear the area of an attack on his residence, he knows the perpetrators. We do not think he can file an AGF or his office.
“We know that some human rights activists who are patriotic and some of them, the most respected SANs, have been very helpful in dealing with human rights violations in the country, often on their own, to help the community.
“Therefore, we feel that the prominent Senior Advocates mentioned in the online media, may have been challenged by the attack on Okorocha’s private residence by EFCC agents and may have decided to strike it down.
“Thank you. If Okorocha gets out of jail and decides to go that way, fine. But one fact will be clarified that, the AGF and the AGF office will not be part of the action, as they have nothing to do with the attack on Okorocha’s private residence.
“We did this to keep the record straight. We look forward to seeing Okorocha come out of prison with the grace of God and the greatness of His GOVERNMENT, which handles this case. ”