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Court Grants N70M Bail To Okorocha And Others

Former Governor of Imo State and Senator, Rochas Okoracha was arrested yesterday by police, following an order from the State Governor, Hope Uzodinma for opening a property that has been seized by the government.

However, it haz been reported that Rochas Okorocha and 14 other aides have been granted a N5m bond bail on each of the defendants on Monday.

According to reports, The magistrate, B.U Adikaibe, who ruled on the bail application bail of the defendants made it compulsory that a traditional ruler in the state must stand in as a surety.

15 of them were allegedly arraigned on a six-count charge of conspiracy, breach of public peace, possession of firearms, unlawful destruction of the official seal of the Imo State Government, a defamatory action on the social media against the governor of the state with the intent to injure the reputation of the state government and the person of the state governor, and disturbance to a lawful order.

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