Friday, 8 May 2020

Orji Kalu; EFCC set for fresh immediate re-trial

Press release by the EFCC;

The attention o bathe Economic And Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC , has been drawn to the judgement 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 Directive 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 judgement and returned to the lower court to deliver the judgment which it considered as illegal.

The EFCC considers the judgement 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 evidence 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 .

Dele Oyewale
Head , Media & Publicity

According to Dele Oyewale , the full statement will be released shortly .

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