The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned Rochas Okorocha and others on allegations bordering on money laundering.
Mr Okorocha, the first defendant, is arraigned alongside Anyim Nyerere Chinenye, Naphtali International Limited, Perfect Finish Multi Projects Limited, Consolid Projects Consulting Limited, Pramif International Limited, and Legend World Concepts Limited as second to seventh defendants, respectively before Justice Inyang Ekwo.
They are facing a 17-count charge.
Mr Okorocha, accused of refusing to stand his trial, was on Tuesday, arrested by the anti-graft agency at his residence and whisked to the EFCC’s custody.
The Imo senator, through his lawyer, Ola Olanipekun, had on Friday approached the court on a liberal term, but the court turned down the request.
Mr Okorocha allegedly laundered N2.9 billion while serving as Imo governor, said the EFCC.
They are currently taking their plea at the time of writing this report.