Senator Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State, has said a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja did not decline his request to stop probes instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Imo State government.
Okorocha, the lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial District, said this in a statement issued on his behalf by Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, in Owerri on Thursday in reaction to media reports stating that his request was declined.
According to the former governor, the media reports were untrue as the court had adjourned sitting to a new date to determine the matter.
The statement read: “Quickly, we want to state that the court presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed did not decline or refused to stop the probe of Senator Rochas Okorocha by EFCC and the Imo State Government.
“If that report was true, the court would not have again adjourned to Tuesday, July 14, 2020, when the court would decide on the orders sought by Okorocha.
“The most exciting thing that happened in the court on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, was that the judge extracted oral undertaking from the lawyer that represented the Attorney-General of the State, Mr Joseph Matthew, that the panel would not sit again during the pendency of the matter.”