Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu has been re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside two others in connection with fraud.
Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, his former Commissioner for Finance, Jones Udeogo and himself were re-arraigned before Justice Anwuri Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 over N3.2bn Fraud which they reportedly diverted from the State treasury while Kalu was still in power.
According to VANGUARD, the defendants plea that the court should await the pending appeal by Slok before the Supreme Court failed.
Chikere had refused the defendants’ objection to their arraignment and ordered that the charge be read to them.
They all pleaded not guilty to the charges and Chikere allowed them on bail on the terms attached to the bail granted them on April 30, 2008.
The case has been adjourned till December 6th, 2016 for tial to commence.
Kalu and his cohorts had been arraigned before Justice Adamu Bello, who is now retired in 2008.
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