JUST IN: EFCC releases Innoson Motors founder, Innocent Chukwuma


The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has released the Founder/Managing Director, Innoson Groups/Motors Limited, Chief Innocent Chukwuma who was arrested on Tuesday.

He was released on bail at exactly 7:30 pm on Wednesday 20th December, 2017. The EFCC confirmed it had released Innoson but has launched an investigation on him. The anti-graft agency had accused the automobile manufacturer of jumping bail, a reason it said it went for his arrest.

Meanwhile, his company also confirmed his release but said they would take legal actions to force the EFCC to provide the offence for which the automobile manufacturer was arrested.

His company equally accused EFCC of illegal arrest and detention without providing any offence for which Innoson was arrested.

The statement reads in part: “This evening Innoson was brought to the EFCC Lagos office but up till now, he has not been told his offence or reason for his arrest.

“The only offence or charge available to him now is the one read from EFCC Official Statement yesterday where they claimed he jumped bail and has refused to honour their previous invitation and that he is being investigated by the Capital Market and insurance fraud unit of the Commission.

This charge is yet to be read to him. “Innoson will wait for EFCC to show proof of this investigation because EFCC statement on his arrest has so much damaged his reputation and character which he has built over the years.

“While we await an official response from the EFCC on the main and real reason he was arrested, we want to this medium to thank Nigerians for the love and support shown and demonstrated to Innoson during this trial period of his life.

“The campaign #FreeInnoson was indeed overwhelming. Innoson truly appreciates this maximum support and in due time after this episode, formally address Nigerians on the main reason behind his travail.

Thank You All.”