Rochas Okorocha Granted Bail, Fined N5 Million

JUST IN: Court fines Okorocha, others bail of N5million | Intel Region

Moses Ofodeme

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, was on Monday granted bail by the Magistrate Court sitting in Owerri.

Also granted bail were 13 others, arraigned alongside Okorocha.

The court presided over by the Chief Magistrate Court 4, D. U Adikaibe, fined each of the accused N5 million.

The accused persons included a former Commissioner for Transport, Lasbery Okafor Anyanwu, and a former local government chairman of Orlu LGA, Ijeoma Igboanusi.

Other conditions as announced by the Chief Magistrate were that each of the accused persons would provide a prominent traditional ruler to stand as their surety.

Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri, a former Commissioner for Information under Rochas Okorocha, said that bail, by the constitution, was everybody’s right pending the determination of the offence.

Also, the Chief Magistrate explained he had studied the lightness of the case; and granted them bail without further delay.

Okorocha, on Sunday, broke into the spring palm apartments and hotels said to be owned by his wife, Nkechi Okorocha, alongside his ”foot soldiers.”

The Senator was reportedly arrested and detained by the State Police Command after clashing with some government functionaries.

The case has been adjourned to March 18, 2021.

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