Court grants Okorocha N500m bail, adjourns till November

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has admitted Sen. Rochas Okorocha to bail in the sum of N500 million with one surety in like sum, on Tuesday.

In the ruling made by Justice Inyang Ekwo, he said the granting of bail was a discretionary power of the court.

Justice Ekwo said the surety, who must have a landed property within the jurisdiction of the court, must deposit the Certificate of Occupancy of the verified property with the registry of the court.

The judge, while admitting the senator to bail with a cautionary statement, ordered that his international passport be deposited in the registry of the court.

He ordered the registry of the court to inform the Nigeria Immigration Service about the state of Okorocha’s travel documents.

He further ordered the lawmaker not to travel outside the country except with the leave of the court.

Ekwo also granted Okorocha’s co-defendant, Anyim Chinenye, a bail in the terms of the administrative bail earlier granted to him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The judge adjourned the matter until November 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 for trial.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Okorocha alleged laundered funds to the tune of N2.9 billion while serving as governor of Imo State.



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