A Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded former Imo State governor Senator Rochas Okorocha in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission pending the determination of his bail application.
The EFCC arraigned Okorocha, his ally Anyim Chinenye and five companies on Monday on 17 counts of money laundering.
After the remand order, Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned till Tuesday for the hearing of the bail applications by Okorocha and Chinenye.
Senator Okorocha, who is the first defendant, was arraigned alongside Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited as second to seventh defendants respectively.
He was alleged to have laundered funds to the tune of N2.9 billion while as governor of Imo.
All the defendants pleaded not guilty.