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Alleged N2.9bn Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Rochas Okorocha

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned former Imo State governor and presidential aspirant, Senator Rochas Okorocha before a federal high court in Abuja.

Okorocha, who currently represents the Imo West senatorial district in the National Assembly, was arraigned before Justice Inyang Ekwo, Channels Television reports.

He is being tried on a 17-count charge to the tune of N2.9 billion filed against him by the anti-graft agency.

Okorocha was arrested by the EFCC on Tuesday.

On Friday, the federal high court refused to admit him to bail.

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

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.

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