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EFCC: Okorocha may miss presidential screening

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, is still under the custody.

 

The agency insisted that the senator will be released only after meeting bail conditions as ordered by the court.

 

EFCC’s Public Relations Officer, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed in an interview on Tuesday, May 2022.

 

He said, “Former Governor Rochas Okorocha is still under protective custody of the EFCC pending when he meets his bail conditions as ordered by the court.

 

“We’re not holding back to let him go, but there are procedures for bail, and he has to meets the required procedures as stated by the judge in court today”.

 

Okorocha’s legal counsel, Steve Asimobi, contradicted that the aspirant will attend the APC screening exercise later today in Abuja.

 

Asimobi said, “His Excellency, Rochas Okorocha would be attending the APC presidential screening later today.

 

“The court has granted him bail. Of course there were two options, either to remand him in Kuje prison or the EFCC custody pending when we meet the bail condition.

 

“Hence the judge asked the EFCC to keep him in protective custody, and that is a usual administrative procedure.

 

“The judge also ordered the EFCC to return his international passport to the court today with immediate effect.

 

“As I speak to you, the sureties required are currently in court with all the requirements, and they’re processing it.

 

“So, once we’re gone with these, the judge would order the EFCC to release him. He’s only under the protective custody of the EFCC based on the directive of the court.”

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