BREAKING: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Kalu Over Alleged N7.1bn Fraud

 BREAKING: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Kalu Over Alleged N7.1bn Fraud
Orji Kalu

The retrial of former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, on the N7.1billion money laundering charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) earlier preferred against him has been barred by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

In a judgement delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, the court held that the Supreme Court did not in the verdict it gave on May 8, 2020, order the retrial of either Kalu or his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited.

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Justice Ekwo held that the Supreme Court only ordered the retrial of former Director of Finance in Abia State, Jones Udeogu, who was the appellant before it.

Consequently, Justice Ekwo upheld a suit that Kalu filed to challenge the legal propriety of his planned re-arraignment by the EFCC.

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