BREAKING: Okorocha asks court to compel EFCC to release him on bail


Anayo Rochas Okorocha, the detained former governor of Imo State, has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to release him on bail immediately.

Okorocha’s bail request was based on the fact that he is a presidential candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and that his political ambition would be jeopardized if he was not granted bail.

The bail application was filed before Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo and would be decided at any time.

In addition, Okorocha has been scheduled for arraignment on N2.9 billion money laundering charges before the same judge twice but has refused to appear.

EFCC operatives swooped on his Abuja residence three days ago and effected his arrest and detained him to ensure his appearance in court on Monday, May 30 to take his plea in the fraud charges.