Court slams N5m fine on Imo ex-Governor, Okorocha, 13 others

A former Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, alongside 13 others, have been granted bail by the Justice of the Peace Courtroom sitting in Owerri on Monday.

The Courtroom presided over by the Chief Justice of the Peace Courtroom 4, D. U Adikaibe, Owerri in Imo state, slammed a 5 Million Naira (N5m) advantageous on every of the accused individuals together with a former Commissioner for Transport, Lasbery Okafor Anyanwu and a former native authorities chairman of Orlu LGA, Ijeoma Igboanusi.

Different circumstances as introduced by the Chief Justice of the Peace was that every of the accused individuals would supply a outstanding conventional ruler to face as their surety.

Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri, a former Commissioner for Data beneath Rochas Okorocha, in an interview, stated that bail, by the structure, was everyone’s proper pending the dedication of the offence.

The Chief Justice of the Peace stated he had studied the lightness of the case and granted them bail with out additional delay.

It might be recalled that the previous Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday broke into the spring palm residences and lodges stated to be owned by his spouse, Nkechi Okorocha, alongside his ”foot troopers.”

The Senator was reportedly arrested and detained by the state police command after clashing with some authorities functionaries.

In the meantime, the case has been adjourned to 18th of March, 2021.

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