Alleged N2.9bn Fraud: Court Fixes March 28, For Sen Okorocha Arraignment

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed March 28, for the arraignment of Senator Rochas Okorocha.

The judge gave the date after the prosecutor, EFCC counsel, Mr. Cosmas Ugwu, prayed for an adjournment to enable the Commission served the former Governor of Imo State.

Senator Okorocha, is being charged to court over allegations bordering on conspiracy with his cronies, including a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and five companies, to fritter the sum of N2.9 billion public funds belonging to the Imo government.

Others to be arraigned, alongside Okorocha, are Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited.

When the matter was called, all the other defendants were present in court except the former governor.

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However, counsel for the EFCC, Cosmas Ugwu, informed that Sen Okorocha was not in court because he had not been served with the charge.

“My Lord, the matter would have been for the arraignment of the defendants but the 1st defendant is not in court.
“Effecting service on him has been difficult, but we have served all other defendants,” he said

He pleaded for more time to enable him to effect the service of the senator, who currently represents Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was said to have prepared 17-count charges against all the defendants

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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