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Okorocha Vs EFCC Fraud Case: Court Adjourns Suit Till April 4

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Hearing in the Fundamental Human Rights suit which was filed by the former Governor of Imo State and current Senator representing the people of Imo West in the red chambers, Senator Rochas Okorocha, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was on Monday stalled at the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt.

The Eastern Updates gathered that the case couldn’t go on after the anti-graft agency filled fresh application.

The court had on February 8 adjourned the process in the suit brought by Okorocha till Feb. 14, 2022 for hearing on grounds of late service of processes on the respondent, EFCC.

When the case resumed on Monday, EFCC through its counsel, G.K. Latona, approached the court with a fresh motion on notice, praying the court for substitution of their document earlier filed and to withdraw an earlier motion on notice had filed to replace it with a new one.

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While counsel to Okorocha, Ola Olanipekun, opposed the application, saying the fresh motion on notice has stalled the hearing of the main suit which is against the earlier judgment against the commission, Latona however stated that the EFCC was not going contrary to the judgment of court.

He noted that there was no fundamental point to prove the claims of contempt.

The trial Judge, Justice, Stephen Pam, after listening to the arguments, said judgment of the court which ordered the EFCC to release the travel document of Okorocha and a stop to further investigation against him still subsists.

The trial judge thereafter adjourned till April 4 for hearing even as he asked both parties to comply with all directives.

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