Court Refuses Rochas Okorocha’s Bid To Stop Property Seizure

Embattled Sen. Rochas Okorocha

A Federal High Court Abuja division on Wednesday refused to grant an order of interim injunction sought by the former governor of Imo State Senator Rochas Okorocha, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the Imo State Government stopping them from confiscating his properties located in various parts of the country.

Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed held that granting the order during various challenges to the court jurisdiction in the matter will not be in the interest of justice.

The court fixed August 24 for the hearing of the challenge by EFCC and Imo State government that the motion on notice filed by Okorocha cannot be heard during court vacation. Okorocha had asked the court to issue a restraining order against the EFCC and Imo State Government from further interfering and confiscating his properties located in various parts of the country.

Okorocha, who currently represents Imo West Senatorial district in the 9th Senate of the federal Republic of Nigeria, sought the order of the court to preserve his properties pending the resolution of ongoing court cases. It was variously alleged that Okorocha’s leadership in Imo State was laced by utmost greed, which led him and his cronies to acquire different assets across the country, which the current administrations of both Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and Senator Hope Uzodimma are trying to recover for Imo State.

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