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EFCC delivers Rochas Okorocha in court to face N2.9B corruption charges

EFCC( Economic Financial Crime Commission) has brought the former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha before a Federal High Court in Abuja for arraignment over N2.9B corruption charges.

Okorocha, who is currently a Senator representing Imo West in the National Assembly, is to face trial alongside six others in N2.9 billion money laundering criminal charges.

Rochas Okorocha is put on trial by the Federal Government on 17-count charges involving criminal diversion of public funds and properties.

EFCC operatives drove Okorocha to the court premises with heavy security at about 8:45 a.m. today, May 30, and led him to the courtroom. Some of his associates were already in court forth his arrival.

The arrest was to ensure his appearance in court today, May 30.

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja had on Monday, March 28, issued a threat to strike out the N2.9 billion money laundering charges against Okorocha should the Federal Government fail again to make him appear in court.

The judge had threatened to throw out the charges following the inability of the Federal Government to serve charges on Okorocha as required by law.

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