Supreme Court quashes ex-Gov Kalu’s 12-year jail term, conviction

The Supreme Court has dismissed the judgement that convicted and sentenced the former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment. The apex court in a unanimous decision by a seven-man panel of Justices led by Justice Amina Augie on Friday held that the Federal High Court in Lagos acted without jurisdiction when it convicted Kalu, his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and former Director of Finance in Abia State, Jones Udeogu. It held that trial Justice Mohammed Liman was no longer a judge of the Federal High Court…

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Orji Uzor Kalu and the Perversity of a political mischief maker

By Michael Chijioke Right from his days as governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has always been in the media for the wrong reasons. Sadly for the man, twenty years since assuming office in his ill-fated two-term tenure at the helm of affairs in the State, he has become even more prominent in the media for pettiness, mischief, infantile rumours, half truths and outright falsehood, all peddled with malice, infantilism and his desperate intent to satisfy political actors elsewhere even if that meant he had to denigrate Abia State…

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N3.2bn fraud: Court dismisses Kalu, others’ no-case-submissions

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, dismissed a No-Case-Submissions, filed by a former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to an alleged N3.2 billion criminal charge filed against him. Similarly, the court presided over by Justice Mohammed Idris, also dismissed such applications filed by Kalu’s co-accused, Udeogu Udeh Jones, and Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited. Consequently, Justice Idris has adjourned till September 10, for the defendants to open their defence. Ruling on the No-Case-Submissions, Justice Idris said the defendants have some explanations to make in the light of…

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Ex-Abia State Gov. Kalu, others oppose EFCC’s amended charge

The former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, today, urged a Federal High Court, Lagos, to discountenance the second amended charge filed against him  by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over alleged N3.2 billion fraud. Also urging the court to dismiss the said second amended charge are Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former Commissioner for Finance, Udeh Jones Udeogu. Kalu and other defendants are standing trial before Justice Mohammed Idris, who as being elevated to Court of Appeal, on charges bordering on alleged fraud of N3.2…

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