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Alleged N7.1bn Fraud: Court to rule on ex-Abia gov’s application against retrial

Following the alleged N7.1bn fraud charges leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), the former Abia State Governor, Sen.Orji Uzor Kalu will know his fate on September 20, 2021.

The presiding judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo is expected to deliver a make or mar judgement in the suit.

He had went ahead to fixed the date on July 2 after Kalu, and EFCC adopted all preliminaries filed for and against the suit.

According to the "DAILY POST," it was discovered that a routine for delivery of judgement had been issued, and served on both EFCC, and Mr.Kalu through their respected lawyers by Court bailiff on Sunday, September 17.

According to the counsel to the former Governor, Mr.Kalu had stood for trial for 12 years, got a judgment that convicted him, and jailed him for 10 years.

However, the EFCC through its counseling, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, asked the Court to dismiss the suit.

The EFCC counsel argued that since the Court Order benefited Mr.Kalu, he must face the burden that arose from the apex court verdict.

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