Owelle Rochas Okorocha, a former Governor of Imo State, alongside 13 others, have been granted bail by the Magistrate Court sitting in Owerri on Monday.
The Court sitting which was presided by the Chief Magistrate Court 4, D. U Adikaibe, in Owerri Imo State, slammed a Five Million Naira (N5m) bail bond on each of the accused persons, including a former Commissioner for Transport, Lasbery Okafor Anyanwu and a former local government chairman of Orlu LGA, Ijeoma Igboanusi.
Other condition as announced by the Chief Magistrate was that each of the accused persons would provide a prominent traditional ruler to stand as their surety.
A former Commissioner for Information under Rochas Okorocha, Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri, in an interview, said that bail, by the constitution, was everybody’s right pending the determination of the offence.
The Chief Magistrate said he had studied the lightness of the case and granted them bail without further delay.
Recall that the former Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday broke into the spring palm apartments and hotels said to be owned by his wife, Nkechi Okorocha, alongside his ”foot soldiers.”
The Lawmaker was arrested and detained by the state police command after clashing with some government functionaries, who intervened during that time.
Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned to 18th of March, 2021.