In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, July, 2020

Drama As Court docket Declines Okorocha’s Request To Cease Probe By EFCC And Imo Panel

Drama As Court Declines Okorocha's Request To Stop Probe By EFCC And Imo Panel

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Senator Rochas Okorocha

A Federal excessive courtroom sitting in Abuja has struck out former Governor of Imo State and now Senator Rochas Okorocha’s request for an order to cease the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) and the state probe panel from investigating him on alleged monetary infractions.

Okorocha had requested for a courtroom order ending or suspending EFCC’s investigation in opposition to him, together with all of the petitions submitted to it by the Imo authorities till the panel on contract arrange by the identical state authorities had concluded its probe on his authorities between 2011 and 2019.

Whereas counsel to the previous Imo State governor, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) knowledgeable the courtroom that the defence counsel requested for an adjournment to answer processes served on them and likewise requested the courtroom to cease these concerned within the go well with from going forward with the probe pending the dedication of the matter,  the counsel to 2nd to 48th defendants, J.M. Madu shortly interjected that the probe panel had not commenced sitting. Madu additionally promised to tell the Legal professional-Common of Imo concerning the improvement.

The request was nevertheless rejected by Justice Ahmed Mohammed who held that it could be of no use to grant a restraining order since Madu had undertaken to inform the events to not go forward with the probe pending when the matter could be decided. He added that because the EFCC was not represented in courtroom, it could be unfair to grant the request within the curiosity of justice.

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