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FG reopens Orji Kalu’s trial

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The Federal Government on Wednesday February 17, 2016 reopened the trial of former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu.

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 case reopened on Wednesday, the prosecution was represented in court by Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), while the defence has no representation.

Kalu was first arraignment by the Economic Financial Crime 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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  1. Sharon

    February 27, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Orji does not have the understanding or capcaity to be a functional CIA agent. He is an intellectual midget that lied his way into our government house. It is his megaphone ‘The Sun’ that wants us to believe otherwise but some of us know him and his mother as very wayward characters. If he has anything to do with the US it is to 419 them and nothing else.

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