It was when she continued her bid for bail. The court heard the State added three more charges relating to the Contravention of Immigration Act and conspiracy to commit fraud.
Okpara, who indicated she would plead not guilty to all charges against her, was arrested by the Hawks on June 14 for fraud and corruption charges.
Defence attorney Andre Johnston said his client’s medical condition was “exceptionally dire”.
“I ask the court to take cognisance of my medical condition. As a result of the stroke I suffered, my ability to remember things has been affected.