Justice Yusuf Halilu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has discharged Senator Rochas Okorocha from corruption charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).


This is the third time Okorocha has been freed by courts in respect of alleged fraud and corruption said to have been committed while he was the governor of Imo State between 2011 and 2019.


Justice Halilu on Friday freed the former governor from the charge after dismissing the charges filed by the anti-graft agency for being an abuse of court processes.

According to the court, it was wrong for EFCC to continue to file similar charges against a defendant in different courts, particularly when a court of competent jurisdiction had already decided on the matter.


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