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 Magistrate Court sitting in Owerri on Monday.

The Court presided over by the Chief Magistrate Court 4, D. U Adikaibe, Owerri in Imo state, slammed a Five Million Naira (N5m) fine on each of the accused persons including a former Commissioner for Transport, Lasbery Okafor Anyanwu and a former local government chairman of Orlu LGA, Ijeoma Igboanusi.

Other conditions as announced by the Chief Magistrate was that each of the accused persons would provide a prominent traditional ruler to stand as their surety.

Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri, a former Commissioner for Information under Rochas Okorocha, in an interview, said that bail, by the constitution, was everybody’s right pending the…



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