Okorocha beats deadline, attends APC presidential screening

Rochas Okorocha

Former governor of Imo State Senator Rochas Okorocha on Tuesday attended the presidential screening of the All Progressives Congress (APC) moments after his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Okorocha arrived Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, venue of the screening around 9:35 pm.

Earlier in the day, a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the presidential aspirant to remain in custody until he perfects the conditions attached to his bail.

Justice Inyang Ekwo made the order after admitting Okorocha to bail in the sum of N500m and one surety in the like sum.

Admitted also to bail by Justice Inyang Ekwo is his co-accused, Anyim Nyerere, who was sighted in a 17-count that majored on money laundering.

For Nyerere, the court ordered that he should continue on the administrative bail granted him by the EFCC for exhibiting good conduct while on bail.

The court ordered that Okorocha’s surety must have a property in Abuja not below N500m and the original title documents of the property must be deposited with the court registrar.

According to the judge, the original title document of the property must be taken to Abuja Geographical Information System for verification; thereafter, the registrar would swear an affidavit on the report of his findings.

Okorocha’s travel documents, according to the court, must be deposited with the court registrar and he must not travel out of the country without the permission of the court.

The Nigerian Immigration Service must be alerted in writing by the court registrar that his passport is in the custody of the court and should not be allowed to travel out of the country with an order of court.

The court adjourned trial to November 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.