Senator Rochas Okorocha has been cleared of all corruption charges by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja.
The charges were filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) during his tenure as governor of Imo State.
In a ruling by Justice Yusuf Halilu, the court dismissed and discharged Okorocha, stating that the EFCC’s decision to file the same charges in both the FCT High Court and the Federal High Court was a flagrant abuse of the judicial process.
The judgment has sparked debates about the EFCC’s handling of corruption cases and its adherence to proper legal procedures. Critics argue that such duplicity in charges undermines the credibility of the anti-graft agency and raises concerns about its approach to tackling corruption. Meanwhile, supporters of Okorocha see the court’s ruling as a vindication of his innocence.
As the legal landscape continues to unfold, the EFCC may face calls for greater transparency and accountability in its pursuit of justice.