The Imo State Commissioner of police, Dasuki Galadanchi has said that a former National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Maurice Iwu, was invited and granted bail on self-recognition.
This is contrary to the speculations that the former INEC boss who superintended over the 2007 presidential election was arrested in Imo State and whisked to Abuja by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
But speaking to our correspondent on the telephone on Tuesday, the State Commissioner of Police said that the EFFC operatives actually came looking for the professor of pharmacy.
The CP said, “The EFCC operatives from Lagos arrived in Owerri and reported in my office that they came to arrest Prof Maurice Iwu based a petition against him. This happened on the election day which was on Saturday.
“I called Prof Maurice Iwu who came over to my office. I asked him to make a statement which he did. He was immediately granted bail on self-recognition based on his age and personality. As a man who has served this country as National Chairman of INEC.”
The CP said that Iwu promised to report himself to the EFCC office in Lagos on a later date.