A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday refused to admit former Imo State Governor, Anayo Rochas Okorocha to bail pending the determination of a suit he instituted against the Federal Government.
Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo declined to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC to release him on bail.
Okorocha had filed an ex-parte application in which he predicated his bail request on the ground that he is a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and that his political ambition would be jeopardised unless granted bail .
Justice Ekwo in a brief ruling on the ball application said he was not inclined to admit him to bail.
Instead, the judge ordered Okorocha to put the Federal Government on notice to come and defend the detention of the Senator representing Imo West in the Senate.
Okorocha has been slated for arraignment on N2.9B money laundering charges before the same judge twice but refused to honour the same court.