The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has brought the former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha before a Federal High Court in Abuja for arraignment over N2.9B corruption charges.
Okorocha, who is currently a Senator representing Imo West in the National Assembly, is to face trial alongside six others in N2.9 billion money laundering criminal charges.
The Senator is being put on trial by the Federal Government on 17-count charges involving criminal diversion of public funds and properties.
EFCC operatives drove Okorocha to the court premises with heavy security at about 8:45 a.m. today, May 30, and led him to the courtroom.
Some of his family members and political associates were already in court ahead of his arrival.
Okorocha was arrested by EFCC operatives on Tuesday, May 24, in his Abuja residence.
The arrest was to ensure his appearance in court today, May 30.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja had on Monday, March 28, issued a threat to strike out the N2.9 billion money laundering charges against Okorocha should the Federal Government fail again to make him appear in court.
The judge had threatened to throw out the charges following the inability of the Federal Government to serve charges on Okorocha as required by law.
At the March 28 proceedings, the Federal Government, for the second time through its counsel, Mr Cosmos Ugwu, had told Justice Ekwo that he had been unable to see Okorocha to serve him with the charges.