Court grants Rochas Okorocha, co-accused bail



A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail in the sum of N500million to ex-Imo Governor Senator Rochas Okorocha.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling on Tuesday, rejected the object of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to Okorocha’s bail application.


Justice Ekwo ordered Okorocha to provide a surety, who will sign in the same amount.

The judge also granted bail to Okorocha’s co-defendant, Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, on the conditions attached to the administrative bail earlier granted him by the EFCC.

Trial is to commence on November 7.

Okorocha, upon perfecting his bail conditions, rushed to the venue of the All Progressives Congress screening of presidential aspirants where he met with the panel headed by a former National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

He was heralded into the venue of the screening by his supporters, who changed praise songs as they ushered him in.


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