On Wednesday, the Federal High Court, Abuja, failed to release Rochas Okorocha, the former Edo State Governor the directive restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the state committee from charging him.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed rejected the condition after listening to counsel to Okorocha, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN).

The lawyer had said the court that since the defence counsel callef for an postponement, the court should make an directive to turn down the parties in the suit from going ahead with the accusation.

J. M. Madu, counsel to 2nd to 48th defendants intervene that the probe panel had not started sitting.

Counsel to the 1st defendant, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was absent in the court.

Madu guarantee that he would tell the Attorney-General of Imo State not to start sitting until the suit was determined.

Mohammed was told that it would be of no use to grant a restraining directives, since Madu had undertaken to tell the parties not to go ahead with the probe.

The judge noted that since the EFCC was not represented in court, it would be unfair to grant the request in the interest of justice.

Mohammed postponed the issued until July 14 for hearing.

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