Alleged N5bn Fraud: Orji Kalu Drags EFFC to Supreme Court
Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, has gone to the Supreme Court to challenge the competence of the 107-count criminal charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The embattled ex-governor is contending that the Abuja Division of the Appeal Court miscarried justice against him by giving the anti-graft agency the nod to prosecute him over allegations he said were baseless.
The appellate court had dismissed Kalu’s appeal, saying it was satisfied that the EFCC successfully established a prima facie criminal case that would warrant his trial.
Kalu approached the appellate court following the refusal of Justice Adamu Bello to quash any of the substantive charges before the Federal High Court in Abuja.