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Senator Okorocha Knows Fate February 16, Over Fraud Charges

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has fixed the 6th of February, next year, to rule on an application filed by a former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, seeking to quash the criminal charge slammed against him by the Federal Government.

Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date after counsels in the matter adopted their written addresses and other processes as their final arguments.

Okorocha is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a 17 counts charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, conversion of public funds and money laundering to the tune of N3,147, 000, 000. fraud.

Ola Olanipekun, SAN, who announced appearance for Okorocha, having adopted all his processes, urged the court to grant the application and quash the charge.

On his part, the EFCC lawyer, K. N
Ugwu pleaded with the trial judge to find and hold that the motion on notice filed by the 1st defendant (Okorocha), seeking to quash the charge, lacks merit and should be dismissed accordingly.

Okorocha is the current Senator, representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly and is currently under a N500 million bail and a surety in likes sum.

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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