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Monday, 31 October 2016

Alleged Corruption Charges By The EFCC On Mr Orji Kalu

Haven been arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos before alongside two other people.

Mr Orji Kalu, the former governor of Abia state was accused of diverting about 3.2 billion Naira from the Abia government’s treasury.

The court adjourned the case till December 6, 2016 for commencement of trial.

In March, the Supreme Court had ruled that the EFCC could prosecute the former Abia Governor, ruling that the anti-graft agency had established prime-facie cases against the defendant.

The former governor was accused of laundering and illegal diversion of public funds of about 5.6 billion Naira.

Mr Kalu was said to have perpetuated the fraud between 1999 and 2007 while he was the Governor of Abia State.

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