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Why EFCC arrested Innoson Motors boss

The arrest of Innoson CEO

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a statement yesterday confirmed the arrest of Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, the Chairman of Innoson Motors.

According to the spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Chukwuma was picked up by the EFCC operatives around 11am at his GRA Enugu residence following his refusal to honour its invitation.

Innoson Motors however denied that its boss was invited by the EFCC and demanded that the anti-graft release to the public proof that it had invited him.

Read the statement by the EFCC below (as seen on EFCC website);

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.

Dr. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma, Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Innoson Group.

Dr. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma, Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Innoson Group.

Innoson Motors alleges that GTBank used EFCC to arrest Mr. Innocent Chukwuma

Consequently, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has mandated its committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes to investigate Mr. Chukwuma’s arrest and report back in 24hours.

The Innoson boss was however released on bail yesterday by the EFCC.

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