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FEDERAL HIGH COURT REFUSES TO GRANT BAIL TO THE DETAINED EX-IMO GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA

FEDERAL HIGH COURT REFUSES TO GRANT BAIL TO THE DETAINED EX-IMO GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA

 

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has refused to grant the bail application of the  former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha pending the determination of a suit he instituted against the Federal Government.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo declined to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC to release him on bail.

Okorocha through his Counsel had filed an ex-parte application in which he predicated his bail request on the ground that he is a Presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress APC and that his political ambition would be jeopardized unless granted bail .

Justice Ekwo in a brief ruling on the ball application said he was not inclined to admit him to bail.

Instead, the Judge ordered Okorocha to put the Federal Government on notice to come and defend the detention of the Senator representing Imo West in the Senate.

Okorocha has been slated for arraignment on N2.9B money laundering charges before the same Judge twice but refused to honour the same court.

Okorocha was arrested few days ago in Abuja.

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