N3.2bn fraud: Non Issuance of fresh ‘fiat’ stalls Kalu, others trial

Further hearing in the trial of a former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and two others over alleged N3.2 billion fraud today, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, was stalled due to non issuance of fresh ‘fiat’ to the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, by the President of Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa. Kalu alongside his former Commissioner of Finance, Udeh Jones Udeogu and Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited are being tried before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the alleged…

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EFCC fails to compel Kalu, others to open defence in N4.7bn fraud case

Efforts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to compel the former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to enter into the witness box and explain his role on an alleged N4.7 billion fraud charge brought against him and two others at a Federal High Court in Lagos, failed as the court eventually adjourned the matter till Sept. 26 and 27.  At the resumed hearing of the matter today, Kalu’s lawyer, Chief Awa Kalu (SAN) indicated the readiness of his client to open his defence from outside the…

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N3.2bn Fraud: Court fixes July 25 to hear Kalu, others ‘no case submissions

Arguments on the motions for no case submissions filed by a former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and two others against an alleged N3.2 billion fraud charge slammed on them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will be entertained next week Wednesday at the Federal High Court, Lagos. Kalu and his co-accused had through their lawyers filed the motions upon the conclusion of the prosecution’s case. They were praying the court to discharge and acquit them of all the counts contained in the charge because no…

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Orji Kalu urges Court to dismiss N3.2bn fraud case against him

A former governor of Abia state, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to discharge and acquit him of the fraud charge instituted against him and two others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Kalu said the prosecution has failed woefully to establish a prima facie case against him that would warrant him being called upon to open his defence in the matter. Kalu in a no case submission application filed before the court presided over by Justice Mohammed Idris, through his lawyer,…

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