Why We Arrested Chukwuma, Innoson MD – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that its officials arrested the owner of indigenous car manufacturing firm, Innoson Motors, Chief Innocent Chukwuma.

The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement said Chukwuma had earlier jumped an administrative bail.

The EFCC also claimed that Innoson staff tried to stop Chukwuma’s arrest by the blocking his residence with trucks but EFCC operatives overcame the hurdles and arrested the business tycoon, who accused a tier-one bank of being behind his arrest.

Chukwuma, who spoke with the media while in EFCC custody in Enugu, yesterday, said the bank owed him undisclosed sum of money of which a court decided the matter in his favour “but instead of the bank paying me my money, they are using EFCC to intimidate me.”

He promised to give details of the transaction and his encounter with the EFCC, once he was through with the agency. He was arrested yesterday, at about 11:00 am at his Savage Crescent, GRA Enugu residence where his staff allegedly put up resistance against his arrest but EFCC operatives finally had their way and whisked him away to their Enugu office.

Read EFCC’s full statement below:

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 wjo is currently being grilled by a team of investigators.‎


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