A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to grant an order of interim injunction sought by former Imo State governor and serving senator, Rochas Okorocha, towards the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Imo State Government stopping them from additional interfering and confiscating his properties situated in numerous components of the nation.
The decide, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, held that granting the order throughout numerous challenges to the court docket jurisdiction within the matter wouldn’t be within the curiosity of justice.
Okorocha had requested the court docket to problem a restraining order towards the EFCC and the Imo State Government from additional interfering and confiscating his properties situated in numerous components of the nation.
The Senator claimed that his properties had been marked in a number of states for confiscation including that until the preservative order was issued towards EFCC and Imo State, he can be prejudiced.
His movement on discover for the sought court docket order was filed by his counsel and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Oba Maduabuchi.
The request was opposed by the EFCC and the Imo State authorities on the bottom that the court docket had no jurisdiction to listen to Okorocha’s swimsuit.
They additionally argued that Okorocha didn’t meet the situation precedents for the matter to be heard throughout trip, including that the Fiat of the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court should be sought and obtained earlier than such matter might be heard throughout trip.
Order 46 Rule 5 of the Federal High Court Civil Procedures Rule 2019 was cited allegedly breached by Okorocha whereas submitting the recent movement.