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After 9 years: FG exhumes N5b money laundering case against Orji Uzor Kalu

After 9 years: FG exhumes N5b money laundering case against Orji Uzor Kalu

Up till yesterday night, all the former Governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu was thinking about was the re-run Senatorial election he is a candidate but the Federal Government gave him a shocker thia morning by reopening his 107-count money laundering case.

According to the details of the court mattter, the ex-governor is standing trial on a 107-count charge of money laundering, official corruption and criminal diversion of public funds in excess of N5 billion.

The office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) had earlier written to the Federal High Court, Abuja, to get a fresh hearing date on the case which started in 2007.

In response to the letter from the OAGF, the court listed the case for mention on Wednesday.

When the reopened on Wednesday, the prosecution was represented by Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), while the defence was not represented in court.

Kalu was first arraigned by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on July 27, 2007.

He approached the Court of Appeal to set aside the ruling of the Federal High Court that he had a case to answer.

The appellate court dismissed the appeal for lack of merit and gave the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the nod to prosecute him, a decision he later appealed at the Supreme Court

 

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