Corruption: Court declines Okorocha’s request to stop probe by EFCC

Corruption: Court declines Okorocha’s request to stop probe by EFCC

- Rochas Okorocha is still embroiled in corruption mess

- The former Imo governor's suit seeking to stop his probe by EFCC has been struck out

- Okorocha is facing trial over alleged financial infractions as a governor of Imo state

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For Rochas Okorocha, it is not yet Uhuru after the former Imo governor's suit seeking to halt a probe instituted against him by Imo panel and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was struck out by the court.

Okorocha has been embroiled in a corruption scandal bordering on various alleged financial infractions he was alleged to have committed as a governor of Imo state.

Facing the danger of getting into the EFCC dragnet, the former governor went to court to prevent the agency from further probing him but during a sitting at Abuja Federal High Court on Wednesday, July 8, his suit was struck out.

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Corruption: Court declines Okorocha’s request to stop probe by EFCC

Okorocha is facing trial over alleged financial infractions as a governor of Imo state.
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Presiding judge Justice Ahmed Mohammed rejected the request after counsel to the former Imo governor, Oba Maduabuchi, asked the court to mandate parties involved in the suit from going ahead since the defence counsel asked for an adjournment.

Legit.ng gathers that EFCC, which is the first defendant, was not also in court, putting pecks on the suit with number FHC/ABJ/CS/558/2020 filed on May 28 by the former governor.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, has explained the alleged source of the over N3.8 billion found in his home.

According to Channels TV, Yakubu said 98% of the $9,772,800 and £74,000 cash recovered from a safe in his house in Kaduna state are gifts from well-wishers.

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He also claimed that the remaining 2% is from the savings he made from the estacode he received while in office.

It was gathered that the ex-GMD of NNPC confirmed that the money in a safe which is referred to in counts three and four of the charge against him was recovered from his home.

The former NNPC GMD is standing trial for alleged money laundering offences preferred against him by the EFCC.

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