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Court Dismisses Fraud Case Filed By EFCC Against Okorocha




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A fraud case against the former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has been dismissed by a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Abuja.

Naija News reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed a suit against the former Imo federal lawmaker.

Giving a judgement on Thursday, the presiding judge, Justice Yusuf Halilu described the EFCC’s charges of fraud and abuse of office as an abuse of the judicial process.

Justice Halilu premised his judgement on the fact that the EFCC had filed a similar charge against the former Imo State governor at the Federal high court, which case was decided upon in favour of the former governor in December last year.

Recall that Okorocha was arrested in May 2022 when EFCC operatives broke into his Maitama Abuja residence. He is accused of refusing to “honour invitations after jumping the administrative bail earlier granted him by the Commission.”

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But Okorocha, who was running for President under the platform of the All Progressives Congress at the time, accused the agency of holding him hostage in his own home.