By Chioma Iruke
An Abuja High Court has declined Former Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, an interim injunction to block the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Imo State Government from seizing his properties.
Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed on Wednesday, ruled that granting the order during various challenges to the court jurisdiction in the matter will not be in the interest of justice.
Okorocha had complained that his properties have been marked in several states for confiscation, adding that unless the preservative order was issued against EFCC and Imo State, he would be prejudiced.
However, the request was vehemently opposed by the EFCC and Imo state government on the grounds that the court has no jurisdiction to hear Okorocha’s suit.
Justice Mohammed instead fixed August 24 to first hear the challenge by EFCC and Imo state that the motion on notice filed by Okorocha cannot be heard during court vacation.
Okorocha’s motion on notice for the sought court order was filed by his counsel and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Oba Maduabuchi.