Money Laundry Trial: Okorochas Asks Court To Allow Him Travel Abroad For Medical Reasons

Date: 30-06-2022 4:08 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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Former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha has prayed a Federal High Court, Abuja, to allow him to travel to the United States (U.S.) for medical treatment. Okorocha, through his lawyer, Daniel Alumun, made this known on Thursday when the matter came up before Justice Inyang Ekwo, NAN reports. Alumun, however, informed the court shortly after his case was mentioned, that he was unable to serve the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the complainant, respondent motion.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the EFCC counsel was not in court. Justice Ekwo consequently adjourned the matter until July 6 for a hearing of the motion. In a motion on notice marked: FHC /ABJ/CS/28/2022 dated June 22 and filed June 27 by Okey Amaechi, SAN, Okorocha sought an order granting him leave to travel outside Nigeria for medical treatment; and return before Nov. 7, being the next adjourned date for his trial.

The senator representing Imo West Senatorial District also sought a consequential order for the release of his Nigerian international travel passport booklet, which was deposited with the court registrar in partial fulfilment of the conditions for the bail granted to him.

He further sought for “a consequential order that reliefs(1} and (2) above be communicated by the registrar of this honourable court to the Nigerian Immigration Service, to facilitate the passage of the applicant. “An order directing the 1st defendant/applicant to return his international passport to the registrar of the honourable court upon his return to Nigeria.”

The lawmaker, who gave three grounds why the reliefs sought should be granted, said he was admitted to bail pending trial in charge number, FHC/ABJ/28/2022. He said he has duly complied with all the terms of the bail including depositing his travel documents with the registrar of the court. He said prior to his arraignment, he had “undergone medical surgery at the Ambulatory Surgery Centre, Texas, in the US for distal femur fracture, which he sustained in an accident.”

Okorocha said he has been on regular/scheduled care and treatment at the same Ambulatory Surgery Center, where he has been scheduled for further medical tests, observation and treatment on July 19, 2022, or immediately thereafter. The former governor is being tried for alleged money laundry during his time as Imo helmsman.

Others arraigned alongside Okorocha are Anyim Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited as 2nd to 7th defendants respectively


Posted: at 30-06-2022 04:08 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Kidfreshfunmi at 30-06-2022 04:18 PM (1 month ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Baba-keh!
What's wrong with "all" the fantastic medical facilities you built in Imo State, that you have to fly out to America since you did such a good job during your leadership, just asking?
Posted: at 30-06-2022 04:18 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- greatekaji at 30-06-2022 04:25 PM (1 month ago)
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You are going nowhere i will get a sachet of paracetamol and pure water you will be fine, onye oshi why you no build standard hospital in IMO State? ka m nu kwa na igara obodo oyibo for treatment
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- Kidfreshfunmi at 30-06-2022 04:27 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: greatekaji on 30-06-2022 04:25 PM
You are going nowhere i will get a sachet of paracetamol and pure water you will be fine, onye oshi why you no build standard hospital in IMO State? ka m nu kwa na igara obodo oyibo for treatment
"ka m nu kwa na igara obodo oyibo" 
 Grin Interpret for non Ibgos.....
Posted: at 30-06-2022 04:27 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- constigoldo at 30-06-2022 05:02 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Kidfreshfunmi on 30-06-2022 04:27 PM
"ka m nu kwa na igara obodo oyibo" 
 Grin Interpret for non Ibgos.....

It means let me hear that you went abroad for treatment.  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 30-06-2022 05:02 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- constigoldo at 30-06-2022 05:05 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Kidfreshfunmi on 30-06-2022 04:18 PM
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Baba-keh!
What's wrong with "all" the fantastic medical facilities you built in Imo State, that you have to fly out to America since you did such a good job during your leadership, just asking?

Very good question........
Posted: at 30-06-2022 05:05 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- DMG17 at 30-06-2022 05:53 PM (1 month ago)
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You are not traveling abroad for medical reasons. You are running away, pure and simple.

The huge amount of money you, and your cronies embezzled, and siphoned off to overseas banks while in office for 8 years was enough to build a *Standard Hospital in Owerri* where you would have convinently received medical treatment. And, you wouldn't have had any reasons whatsoever to seek for medical treatment abroad while on trial.

This is exactly what you guys do in court during arraignment, it is a *Fraudulent Standard Practice* for you guys. You are not politicians, you are not leaders, you are all *Criminal Entrepreneurs.*

"You can fool all of the people some of time; but you can't fool all the people all the time.” -Abraham Lincoln.
Posted: at 30-06-2022 05:53 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DMG17 at 30-06-2022 05:54 PM (1 month ago)
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You are not traveling abroad for medical reasons. You are running away, pure and simple.

The huge amount of money you, and your cronies embezzled, and siphoned off to overseas banks while in office for 8 years was enough to build a Standard Hospital in Owerri where you would have convinently received medical treatment. And, you wouldn't have had any reasons whatsoever to seek for medical treatment abroad while on trial.

This is exactly what you guys do in court during arraignment, it is a Fraudulent Standard Practice for you guys. You are not politicians, you are not leaders, you are all Criminal Entrepreneurs.

"You can fool all of the people some of time; but you can't fool all the people all the time.” -Abraham Lincoln.
Posted: at 30-06-2022 05:54 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Somtoya at 30-06-2022 06:38 PM (1 month ago)
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ZERO MAN. We have very good hospital's here in the country. You are going no where. Instead of using money to build hospitals and industries you use it to mould statue. Let those statue come and save you
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- gogoman at 30-06-2022 06:55 PM (1 month ago)
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oga won run comot lol
Posted: at 30-06-2022 06:55 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- pacmore at 30-06-2022 07:00 PM (1 month ago)
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Why aboard?? No hospital  for 9ja ? This people are really bunch of fools Kamal here for them already 
Posted: at 30-06-2022 07:00 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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- stevelee at 30-06-2022 09:59 PM (1 month ago)
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i still dey wonder wonder why our nollywood director and producer never used nigeria make tittle of movie..
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- stevelee at 30-06-2022 09:59 PM (1 month ago)
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i still dey wonder wonder why our nollywood director and producer never used nigeria make tittle of movie..
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