Court okays suit seeking Okorocha’s probe

March 9, 2020
75 Views

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted permission for the prosecution of a suit which seeks to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to among others, investigate the administration of Rochas Okorocha as Imo Governor.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a ruling on March 3, 2020, an enrolled copy of which The Nation obtained in Abuja on Monday, granted leave for the applicants – Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International and Rights for All International – to proceed with their case.

Justice Mohammed ordered the applicants to served a copy of the order granting them leave and other substantive documents in the suit on the defendants.

The judge adjourned till March 17 this year for hearing.

Named as defendants are: the Economic and Finanacial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Okorocha, Zigreat International Company Limited, Eze Stanley Enwereku and Duru Cyriacus Onyeobi.

The plaintiffs, in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/130/2020, filed by their lawyer, K. M. Okere, are seeking to compel the EFCC to investigate Okorocha and others over sundry allegations of financial impropriety while in office.

They claimed to have petitioned the EFCC in 2019, but alleged that the anti-graft agency failed to act on the petition.

The plaintiffs stated that, by their suit for judicial review, they want the court to order the EFCC to “investigate the allegation of corruption, money laundering, inflated contract, unlawful award of contract without due process and breach of Procurement Act, criminal over-inflation of contracts fully paid for with public funds against the 2nd to the 5th defendants in this suit, as contained in the plaintiffs’ petition dated 22nd August 2019.”

You may be interested

“In what ways is he different from Fulani herdsmen he is fighting?” – Yoruba youths fault
News
News

“In what ways is he different from Fulani herdsmen he is fighting?” – Yoruba youths fault

Webby - May 10, 2021

The Yoruba Youth Assembly, a Pan-Yoruba Youth Organisation, has condemned the comments of Yoruba nation activist and freedom fighter, Sunday…

Nigerian Immigration Service Announces Recruitment
News
News

Nigerian Immigration Service Announces Recruitment

Webby - May 10, 2021

Nigerian Immigration Service The Nigerian Immigration Service has updated Nigerians on its 2021 recruitment exercise on Monday. A statement signed…

Over 2,000 Nigerians Have Died Due To Worsening Insecurity In The First Quarter Of 2021 – CSO Reveals
News
News

Over 2,000 Nigerians Have Died Due To Worsening Insecurity In The First Quarter Of 2021 – CSO Reveals

Webby - May 10, 2021

Over 2,000 Nigerians Have Died Due To Worsening Insecurity In The First Quarter Of 2021 Following the worsening insecurity in…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.