A Federal high court in Abuja has refused to grant Sen. Rochas Okorocha bail
Justice Inyang Ekwo, instead, ordered Okorocha, through his lawyer, Ola Olanipekun, SAN, to put the anti-graft agency on notice.
Olanipekun had asked the court to grant Okorocha bail on liberal terms awaiting the hearing and determination of the motion on notice filed on May 25 in an ex-parte motion dated FHC/ABJ/CR/28/2022.
On May 26, the ex-parte motion was dated and filed.
However, Justice Ekwo ruled that, because the case would be heard on Monday, May 30, an order for the lawmaker’s release on bail would be superfluous.
The senior lawyer also hinted that he had also filed a motion on notice, seeking his client’s bail.
The judge, who fixed May 30 for the hearing of the motions, directed the lawyer to put the EFCC on notice.
Ekwo had, in the last adjourned date, given the anti-corruption commission May 30 as the last time the matter would be adjourned following the EFCC’s complaint that it had been unable to serve Okorocha despite several efforts.