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EFCC set to retry Orji Uzo Kalu


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to commence De novo the trial of former Governor of Abia state, and now, a Senator representing a senatorial constituency in Abia state.

The spokesperson for EFCC, Dele Oyewale did not hide the Commission’s disappointment following the pronouncement of the Apex court

“EFCC PRESS RELEASE

Orji Kalu: EFCC SET FOR FRESH, IMMEDIATE RE-TRIAL

The attention of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission,  EFCC,  has been drawn to the judgment of the Supreme Court nullifying the trial of a former governor of Abia State,  Orji Kalu ,  his firm,  Slok Nigeria Limited and Jones Udeogu, a former Director of Finance and Account of Abia State Government and ordering their fresh trial at the lower court. 

The apex court based its verdict  on the grounds that Justice Mohammed Idris, who convicted Kalu and others had been elevated to the Court of Appeal before the judgment and returned to the lower court to deliver the judgment which it considered as illegal.

The EFCC considers the judgment  of the apex court as quite unfortunate . It is a technical ambush against the trial of the former governor.  The Commission is prepared for a fresh and immediate  trial of the case because its evidences against Kalu and others are overwhelming. The corruption  charges against Kalu still subsist because the  Supreme Court did not acquit him of them.  The entire prosecutorial machinery of the EFCC would be launched in a fresh trial where justice is bound to be served in due course.

Full Statement shortly pls.

Dele Oyewale
Head,  Media & Publicity”

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One comment on “EFCC set to retry Orji Uzo Kalu

Reginald Uzoma o

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