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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