FEDERAL HIGH COURT IN ABUJA REJECTS ROCHAS OKOROCHA’S REQUEST FOR BAIL
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A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, May 27, has declined the request for bail made by former governor of Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling, after listening to Okorocha’s lawyer, Ola Olanipekun (SAN), ordered the ex-Governor to serve his motion for bail on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for it to be heard on the issue.
Olanipekun asked the court to give his client bail on liberal terms pending the outcome of a move on notice for bail that had already been filed, according to reports.
Justice Ekwo adjourned till May 30, the same date his arraignment on the charge filed against him by the EFCC, had earlier been scheduled.
The EFCC arrested Okorocha on May 25 in his Abuja home, claiming the ex-Governor and serving Senator jumped the administrative bail earlier granted him.