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Alleged fraud: Court rejects Okorocha’s bail application

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On Friday, a Federal High Court in Abuja declined to grant Sen. Rochas Okorocha, who is now in the custody of the EFCC, bail.

Alleged fraud: Court rejects Okorocha’s bail application

Alleged fraud: Court rejects Okorocha’s bail

Justice Inyang Ekwo, instead, ordered Okorocha, through his lawyer, Ola Olanipekun, SAN, to put the anti-graft agency on notice.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Olanipekun had, in an ex-parte motion marked FHC/ABJ/CR/28/2022, prayed the court to grant Okorocha bail on liberal terms pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed on May 25.

The ex-parte motion was dated and filed on May 26.

But Ekwo held that since the matter would be coming up on Monday, May 30, making an order for the release of the lawmaker on bail would be unnecessary.

The senior lawyer also hinted that he had also filed a motion on notice, seeking his client’s bail.

The judge, who fixed May 30 for the hearing of the motions, directed the lawyer to put the EFCC on notice.


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