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EFCC Files N2.9bn Fraud Charges Against Okorocha After He Announced Presidential Bid

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Hours after Senator Rochas Okorocha officially announced his 2023 presidential ambition, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed N2.9 billion fraud charges against him.

The former Governor of Imo State was charged alongside Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited.

In the 17 counts filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, January 31, 2022, the EFCC alleged that the defendants conspired to steal N2.9 billion public funds.

However, Okorocha has described the charges as being politically motivated.

Written by: Ayomide Ayodele

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