OKOROCHA MEETS BAIL CONDITIONS AND MAKES APC PRESIDENTIAL SCREENING
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Rochas Okorocha, former Imo State governor and presidential hopeful on Tuesday night met his bail conditions and made it to the venue of the screening of presidential aspirants.
He was screened before the screening exercise ended.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of Federal High Court, Abuja, had admitted Okorocha to bail in the sum N500 million in the alleged N2.9 billion fraud charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Ekwo in a ruling held that the fact and circumstances of the case warranted the court to admit him to bail to adequately prepare for his trial.
The court, however, held that Okorocha must remain in the custody of the anti-graft agency until he met the bail conditions.
Accordingly, personnel of the commission took him into custody just as he stepped out of the courtroom, with fears that he might not make his conditions and as such would be unable to make to the presidential screening of the party, which held at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
However, in a dramatic turn of events, the former governor met his bail conditions and subsequently proceeded to the screening venue and was screened just before the end of proceedings.