Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday, urged the Federal High Court, Abuja, to make an order setting aside the seizure and sealing of some of his property by the state government.
Recall that Okorocha, in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/558/2020 filed on May 28, 2020, had urged the court to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and others from probing him.
NAN reports that Okorocha in a new motion contained in a notice presented to the court by his lawyer, Oba Maduabuchi, SAN,also asked Justice Ahmed Mohammed to restrain the defendants from investigating him pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.
Maduabuchi told the court that the latest application sought a restoration of the status quo despite the white paper issued by the state government panels.
The senior lawyer said despite the service of the motion on the 2nd to 48th defendants, none of them appeared in court.
“It is surprising that the attorney general of the state, who was served processes in the suit since last year, has not filed anything,” he said.
The lawyer, however, said the anti-graft agency had always been in court and had since filed its defense.
Delivering Judgement, Justice Mohammed adjourned the matter until July 15 for hearing in the plaintiff’s motion on notice.
He also ordered that hearing notices be issued to the 2nd to 48th defendants.