By Press Unit
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, granted bail to a former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
Okorocha was arraigned on Monday, May 30, 2022, alongside Anyim Nyerere (a.k.a Anyim Chinenye), Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited and Legend World Concepts Limited on 17-count charge of stealing, conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of 3,147,000,000 naira (Three billion, One Hundred and Forty Seven Million Naira).
At today sitting, counsel for the first defendant, Oke, Amaechi, SAN, prayed the court to grant the defendant bail, arguing that it is his constitutional right.
But counsel for the prosecution, Cosmos Ugwu had opposed the bail application on the grounds that the first defendant did not keep the terms of the administrative bail granted him by the Commission.
In granting the bail, Justice Ekwo stated that granting bail was the discretion of the court. The judge then granted the first defendant bail in the sum of 500 million naira with one surety.
@views exclusive rights: Press Unit, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, May 31, 2022.