Court Remands Okorocha For “N2.9bn” Money Laundering

court remands okorocha for n2.9bn money laundering
court remands okorocha for n2.9bn money laundering

Senator Rochas Okorocha has been remanded by a Federal High Court in Abuja for alleged money laundering.

While acting as governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha was allegedly responsible for the laundering of N2.9 billion.

He was indicted alongside Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International, and Legend World Concepts Limited before Justice Inyang Ekwo as the second through seventh defendants, respectively.

They are charged with 17 offences related to money laundering.

Okorocha, who was accused of refusing to appear trial, was detained on Tuesday after an almost seven-hour siege of his Abuja apartment by the anti-corruption agency.

Friday, Okorocha’s attorney, Ola Olanipekun (SAN), petitioned the court for more lenient terms, but the court denied the motion.

Justice Ekwo ruled that Okorocha and the other defendants should be detained by the EFCC and adjourned the bail hearing until Tuesday.

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