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Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by Nwanyiocha247(f): 7:36am On May 16
ABUJA – Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking an order to restrain security agencies in the country from arresting him.

Okorocha told the court that some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by its Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, are instigating the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to move against him.

Consequently, he prayed the court to enforce his fundamental human rights which he said was under threat.

Cited as respondents in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, the Inspector General of Police, the Department of State Service, the EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, and the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Okorocha told the court that his travail started after he opposed the emergence of some persons as leaders of the ruling APC.

He said his adversaries in the party had since instigated the EFCC to hound him and his family members, saying they were equally behind the reason the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, refused to issue him with a certificate of return after being declared the winner of the last election in lmo West Senatorial District.

The two fundamental right suits he filed before the court were marked as FHC/ABJ/CS/474/19 and FHC/ABJ/CS/475/19.

Okorocha told the court that he has, “found himself in a politically adversarial position to some powerful members of the APC over the choice of the national officers of the party before and since the convention of the party was conducted to elect new national officers of the APC”.

He said: “The applicant had supported a candidate for the position of National Chairman of the APC other than the current incumbent, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole and by reason of various events that occurred at the time including the detention of Mr. Adams Oshiomhole by the EFCC on allegations of corruption it was assumed that the applicant was a party to that incident.

“Some of the supporters of Adams Oshiomhole at the time are currently very influential in the Federal Government of Nigeria, which is controlled by the APC.

“These individuals including the said current National Chairman have decided to carry out a vendetta and revenge against the applicant including instigating the Respondents against the applicant upon their spurious conclusion without evidence that the applicant is guilty of corrupt practices as Governor of Imo State.

“The respondents, proceeding from this position that the applicant is guilty unless proved innocent, between 2017 and now, have extended not less than 25 invitations to the applicant In purported investigation of projects executed by the into state government In a bid to find some material to justify their conclusion that he is guilty of corrupt practices.

“This witch hunt, is clearly politically motivated, baseless, and has been designed only to discredit and humiliate the applicant in a bid to decimate him politically.

“Sometime in May 2017 the 4th respondent, acting in furtherance of the plan of the applicant’s political enemies, invaded the applicant’s house in Jos, Plateau State and while holding his staff and family members hostage ransacked the entire house in the hope to find something incriminating against the applicant.

“The matter became a subject of litigation in the Jos division of this honourable court over the validity of the search warrant the 4th respondent relied on for that invasion and although the court found that the search warrant was valid, it also confirmed at page 22 of the judgment, based on the admission of the 4th respondent, that nothing incriminating was found against the applicant.

“Rather than give up their pursuit of the applicant, the respondents acting on the instigation of the applicant’s enemies, have continued the vendetta against the applicant.

“Upon the conclusion of the senatorial election held on the February 23rd 2019 into the national assembly, the applicant was duly elected as senator to represent Imo West Senatorial District by the majority of lawful votes cast in the election.

“The applicant’s political adversaries within the APC were embittered by the applicant’s victory at the polls and have sworn to ensure that the applicant is either not sworn in as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or is removed for not fulfilling the constitutional minimum attendance requirements.

“In this regard, they instigated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withhold the applicant’s certificate of return on the unfounded allegation that the Returning Officer was coerced to declare the applicant the winner of the election.

“Not satisfied with the withholding of the applicant’s certificate of return, those powerful forces with the APC have commenced fresh spate of attacks against the applicant on the baseless allegation that he embezzled the funds belonging to Imo state government in order to ensure that the applicant is politically decimated.

“The plan has now reached a crescendo and desperation in view of the failure of the respondents to find anything incriminating against the applicant and the decision now taken is to arrest and detain the applicant as soon as he hands over power to the newly elected governor of Imo state on the 29tln of May 2019 and using the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, detain him indefinitely in order that cause may be found to have him removed from his seat as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to which he was recently elected.

“The plan has also been expanded to include a reign of terror against the applicant’s political, business associates and family members including his wife and chitdren Uioma Rochas, Uju Rochas, Uchechi Rochas, Ahamefula Rochas, Amen Rochas, Amamchi Rochas, Uzoma Anwukah and Uche Nwosu.

“The applicant has not committed any offence to warrant the incessant threats of arrest, detention, the harassment and terror being unleashed upon him and his family.

“It is therefore important that this honourable court as the “Fundamental Rights Court” intervene to ensure that this abuse of power and misfeasance in public office by the respondents against the applicant is abated and the fundamental rights of the applicant to be presumed innocent until proved guilty, to liberty and freedom of movement are enforced.

“Unless this honourable court intervenes to enforce and/or secure the enforcement of the applicant’s fundamental rights to be presumed innocent until proven guilty and to freedom of movement and liberty by making the orders sought in this application, the 1st to 6th respondents will be used by the applicant’s political adversaries for the purpose of their infringement as stated above.

“The applicant apprehends from the above that his fundamental rights and those of his staff, associates and family members are about to be infringed by the respondents in Abuja as soon as he commences his next assignment as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“This honorable court has the power to grant the reliefs sought in this application to enforce the applicant’s fundamental rights.”

Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/05/okorocha-asks-court-to-abort-plot-to-arrest-him-fingers-apc-leaders/

Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by cinoedhunter: 7:38am On May 16
angry the best thing Rochas can do for us is to expose all APC dirty dealings with evidence, apologize to Imo indigenes and decamp from that confused party cool

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Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by jjcphenom(m): 7:39am On May 16
BUNCH OF CRIMINALS undecided
Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by Awol1(m): 7:46am On May 16
Tell Okorocha that Ndigbo siri n'O bu onye iberibe.

Tell him we said he will drown in the ocean of iberiberism.

He fought us for telling him the truth about the abomination he brought into our land. Now, there's no one left to fight for him.

Not us, because he left us. Not those he ran to, because his fellow hunters has turned to say his footprints looks like that of a wild beast meant for the kill.

The lesson is simple. Don't ever fight family because of a stranger.

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Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by jlinkd78(m): 7:47am On May 16
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Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by Skyfornia(m): 7:51am On May 16
Karma!
Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by Wisfem(m): 8:02am On May 16
By now okroawusa has not learnt his lessons he must be in anguish torment and suffering for betrayal not only for present NdiIgbo but to the unborn generation, posterity will be very unfair to him. Idiotic vessel let him approach the Hausa brothers to save him out of these Mess, someone should tell him that God works in mysterious ways he has wonders to perform

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Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by sweerychick(f): 8:08am On May 16
cinoedhunter:
angry the best thing Rochas can do for us is to expose all APC dirty dealings with evidence, apologize to Imo indigenes and decamp from that confused party cool
Simple truth bro!

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Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by aolawale025: 8:11am On May 16
Rocha's is a big APC man. Why the sudden loss of love
Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by superlanny(m): 8:21am On May 16
Politics is a dirty game, with lots of benefits, this man has gained tremendously , so what is he crying about, to me any politician who is been attacked is not my business, he choose the life, carry your cross abeg.

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Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by sweerychick(f): 8:23am On May 16
I can just help but imagine the calamity that awaits ORO after May 29th.... Truly karma is a bitch.

I never actually believed in karma until I saw Rochas story
Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by Niaja4real(m): 8:29am On May 16
Nwanyiocha247:
ABUJA – Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking an order to restrain security agencies in the country from arresting him.

Okorocha told the court that some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by its Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, are instigating the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to move against him.

Consequently, he prayed the court to enforce his fundamental human rights which he said was under threat.

Cited as respondents in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, the Inspector General of Police, the Department of State Service, the EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, and the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Okorocha told the court that his travail started after he opposed the emergence of some persons as leaders of the ruling APC.

He said his adversaries in the party had since instigated the EFCC to hound him and his family members, saying they were equally behind the reason the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, refused to issue him with a certificate of return after being declared the winner of the last election in lmo West Senatorial District.

The two fundamental right suits he filed before the court were marked as FHC/ABJ/CS/474/19 and FHC/ABJ/CS/475/19.

Okorocha told the court that he has, “found himself in a politically adversarial position to some powerful members of the APC over the choice of the national officers of the party before and since the convention of the party was conducted to elect new national officers of the APC”.

He said: “The applicant had supported a candidate for the position of National Chairman of the APC other than the current incumbent, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole and by reason of various events that occurred at the time including the detention of Mr. Adams Oshiomhole by the EFCC on allegations of corruption it was assumed that the applicant was a party to that incident.

“Some of the supporters of Adams Oshiomhole at the time are currently very influential in the Federal Government of Nigeria, which is controlled by the APC.

“These individuals including the said current National Chairman have decided to carry out a vendetta and revenge against the applicant including instigating the Respondents against the applicant upon their spurious conclusion without evidence that the applicant is guilty of corrupt practices as Governor of Imo State.

“The respondents, proceeding from this position that the applicant is guilty unless proved innocent, between 2017 and now, have extended not less than 25 invitations to the applicant In purported investigation of projects executed by the into state government In a bid to find some material to justify their conclusion that he is guilty of corrupt practices.

“This witch hunt, is clearly politically motivated, baseless, and has been designed only to discredit and humiliate the applicant in a bid to decimate him politically.

“Sometime in May 2017 the 4th respondent, acting in furtherance of the plan of the applicant’s political enemies, invaded the applicant’s house in Jos, Plateau State and while holding his staff and family members hostage ransacked the entire house in the hope to find something incriminating against the applicant.

“The matter became a subject of litigation in the Jos division of this honourable court over the validity of the search warrant the 4th respondent relied on for that invasion and although the court found that the search warrant was valid, it also confirmed at page 22 of the judgment, based on the admission of the 4th respondent, that nothing incriminating was found against the applicant.

“Rather than give up their pursuit of the applicant, the respondents acting on the instigation of the applicant’s enemies, have continued the vendetta against the applicant.

“Upon the conclusion of the senatorial election held on the February 23rd 2019 into the national assembly, the applicant was duly elected as senator to represent Imo West Senatorial District by the majority of lawful votes cast in the election.

“The applicant’s political adversaries within the APC were embittered by the applicant’s victory at the polls and have sworn to ensure that the applicant is either not sworn in as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or is removed for not fulfilling the constitutional minimum attendance requirements.

“In this regard, they instigated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withhold the applicant’s certificate of return on the unfounded allegation that the Returning Officer was coerced to declare the applicant the winner of the election.

“Not satisfied with the withholding of the applicant’s certificate of return, those powerful forces with the APC have commenced fresh spate of attacks against the applicant on the baseless allegation that he embezzled the funds belonging to Imo state government in order to ensure that the applicant is politically decimated.

“The plan has now reached a crescendo and desperation in view of the failure of the respondents to find anything incriminating against the applicant and the decision now taken is to arrest and detain the applicant as soon as he hands over power to the newly elected governor of Imo state on the 29tln of May 2019 and using the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, detain him indefinitely in order that cause may be found to have him removed from his seat as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to which he was recently elected.

“The plan has also been expanded to include a reign of terror against the applicant’s political, business associates and family members including his wife and chitdren Uioma Rochas, Uju Rochas, Uchechi Rochas, Ahamefula Rochas, Amen Rochas, Amamchi Rochas, Uzoma Anwukah and Uche Nwosu.

“The applicant has not committed any offence to warrant the incessant threats of arrest, detention, the harassment and terror being unleashed upon him and his family.

“It is therefore important that this honourable court as the “Fundamental Rights Court” intervene to ensure that this abuse of power and misfeasance in public office by the respondents against the applicant is abated and the fundamental rights of the applicant to be presumed innocent until proved guilty, to liberty and freedom of movement are enforced.

“Unless this honourable court intervenes to enforce and/or secure the enforcement of the applicant’s fundamental rights to be presumed innocent until proven guilty and to freedom of movement and liberty by making the orders sought in this application, the 1st to 6th respondents will be used by the applicant’s political adversaries for the purpose of their infringement as stated above.

“The applicant apprehends from the above that his fundamental rights and those of his staff, associates and family members are about to be infringed by the respondents in Abuja as soon as he commences his next assignment as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“This honorable court has the power to grant the reliefs sought in this application to enforce the applicant’s fundamental rights.”

Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/05/okorocha-asks-court-to-abort-plot-to-arrest-him-fingers-apc-leaders/
Hunt him down as fast as u guys could, before he escaped to Ghana

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Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by valentineuwakwe(m): 8:30am On May 16
how has the mighty fallen, so Rochas can cry for help n run to the court for protection. .the Hunter is now being Hunted....power does not last forever!

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Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by Asshurbanipall: 8:44am On May 16
Abagworo aka imo1stson you are needed here. cheesy

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Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by Babacele: 8:47am On May 16
aolawale025:
Rocha's is a big APC man. Why the sudden loss of love
Rochas is selfish. It is a team that makes a party but Rocjas killed the team spirit when he could extend the power influence to other members of the political team but insisted on his son Inlaw only. The party leaders who have always stood behind and by him begged him to see the impending political storm in IMO if he won't think twice about his 3rd term ambition through his son Inlaw Nwosu ,that many of his cabinet members and APC chiefs in IMO prefer Nzodinma or any other imolite to okorocha again in the person of Nwosu but Anayo was recalcitrant. It became so bad that under Oyegun especially few weeks before the APC convention in 2018, Okorocha had lost the party structure before Oshiomole gave it back to him on a platter with the caveat that he should either support Hope or shop for another candidate but Nwosu . Okorocha played God and landed in political ditch. Do you know the far implications of his selfish actions on himself,the party and the country? Only Okorocha can save Okorocha, and I don't think he is even sobber enough yet.

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Re: Okorocha Asks Court To Abort Plot To Arrest Him, Fingers APC Leaders by Casptainspecial: 8:53am On May 16
Power of impunity for all politicians in Nigeria to resist arrest even if they commit murder offense

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