Court declines Okoroch’s application to stop EFCC over property.

A Federal High Court in Abuja has declined an application filed by former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha asking it to restrain the Imo State Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from confiscating his properties.

In a rulling, Justice Fred Njemanze, who was sitting as a vacation judge, says Okorocha’s counsel failed to give concrete and verifiable reasons why a final and absolute forfeiture order should not be given in favour of the Imo state government.

Justice Njemanze added that the suit filed against the state government by Okorocha’s counsel was not properly filed
describing it as irrelevant to a matter.

A State High Court in Owerri had earlier ordered the final and absolute forfeiture of Royal Palm Springs Hotel and other properties said to belong to Senator Okorocha and other members of his family.

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