Alleged fraud: Sen. Rochas Okorocha granted bail

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Sen. Rochas Okorocha has been granted bail by a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja in the alleged fraud trial currently levied against him.

The senator was granted bail, on Tuesday, by Justice Inyang Ekwo in the sum of N50 million and a surety in like sum.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order while ruling on the bail application filed by Okorocha who currently represents Imo West senatorial district in the National Assembly.

He ordered that the surety must be a responsible citizen who has landed property in the like sum of the bail granted to the presidential aspirant.

The judge also directed Okorocha to deposit his international passport with the registry of the court and should not travel outside the jurisdiction of the court without the court’s permission.

Similarly, he ordered the court registry to inform the Nigeria Immigration Service that Okorocha’s international passport was in its custody.

Justice Ekwo, however, ordered that the former governor should remain in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) until his bail conditions were met.

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