Sheikh Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha

EFCC arraigns Okorocha for allegedly laundering N2.9bn while governor of Imo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arraigned Senator Rochas Okorocha and others on allegations bordering on money laundering charges.

Okorocha, who is the 1st defendant, is being arraigned alongside Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited as 2nd to 7th defendants respectively before Justice Inyang Ekwo.

They are being arraigned on 17 counts.

Okorocha, who was accused of refusal to stand his trial, was on Tuesday, arrested by the anti-graft agency at his residence and whisked to their custody.

Okorocha, through his lawyer, Ola Olanipekun, SAN, had on Friday approached the court on a liberal term but the request was turned down by the court

He was alleged to have laundered funds to the tune of N2.9 billion while serving as governor of Imo.

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