Breaking: Orji Uzor Kalu floors EFCC, court stops retrial

Orji kalu

Sen. Orji Kalu

by Wandoo Sumbo/Abuja

The Federal High Court has prohibited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from retrying former Abia Governor, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order in a judgment on an application filed by the former governor seeking an order of court prohibiting the EFCC from retrying him on a charge for which he had already been tried and convicted.

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The judge said: “An order is hereby made prohibiting the Federal Government through the EFCC from retrying the applicant (Kalu) on charge no. FHC/ABJ/CR/56/2007, since there was no order in the judgment of the Supreme Court for the retrial of Kalu”.

Orji Kalu is the chief whip of the Nigerian Senate.

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