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The scheduled arraignment of a former Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha was stalled at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
Chief Okorocha, who is presently a Senator representing Imo West in the National Assembly, was to be docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a 17-count criminal charge.
According to the anti graft agency, Senator Okorocha is charged to court over allegation of conspiracy with his cronies, including a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and five companies, to fritter the sum of N2.9 billion public funds belonging to the Imo state government.
When the matter came up, all the other defendants were present in court except the former governor.
However, the prosecution, Cosmas Ugwu informed the court that the 1st defendant, Rochas Okorocha was not in court because he had not been served with the charge.
Meanwhile, trial judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo has adjourned until the 28th of next Month for arraignment.