Orji Kalu: EFCC Draws Battle Line With Supreme Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria, EFCC has expressed its readiness to continue to seek justice over then corrupt charges against the former Governor of Abia State Orji Kalu.

It would be recalled that the Supreme Court in its recent ruling nullified the trial and 12 conviction of the former governor, his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Jones Udeogu, a former Director of Finance and Account of Abia State Government.

Meanwhile, in a statement released shortly after the Supreme Court ruling, the EFCC said it is more than ready to ensure justice is served on the case.

” 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 EFCC believes former Governor Orji Kalu is not yet free from the case even after the recent decision of the supreme court.

” 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.”

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