Ex Imo State Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha have been granted bail by a Federal high court in Abuja at five hundred million naira on Tuesday.
The Judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, In a ruling, on May 31st, ordered Okorocha to provide a surety, who will sign and of the same amount.
In the ruling, 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.
Justice Ekwo further ordered that the original title document must be taken to Abuja Geographical Information System (AGIS) for verification by the registrar.
Thereafter, the registrar must swear to an affidavit on the report of his findings on the authenticity or otherwise of the property documents.
Also admitted to bail by Justice Inyang Ekwo is his co-accused, Anyim Nyerere.
In the case of the Second defendant, the court observed that since Nyerere did not tamper or jump the administrative bail given to him by the EFCC, he should continue on same, for exhibiting good conduct while on bail.
The judge however held that although bail is at the discretion of the court, the “circumstances and conduct of the first defendant (Okorocha) will not make the court to admit him to customary bail conditions”.
Also, Senator Okorocha’s travel documents were ordered to be deposited with the court registrar, as he must not travel out of the country without the express permission of the court.
Justice Ekwo ordered that until the bail conditions are met, the Senator should remain in EFCC custody.