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EFCC Rearraigns Former Abia Gov. Orji Uzor Kalu Over N3.2bn Fraud



Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned a former governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu and two others on a 34-count amended charge bordering on fraud.

Kalu, his company, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former Commissioner for Finance, Jones Udeogo, were re-arraigned before Justice Anwuri Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday.

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.

Kalu and others were, in the amended charge, accused of diverting about N3.2 billion from the Abia government’s treasury during Kalu’s tenure as governor.

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.

They had, eight years earlier been arraigned before Justice Adamu Bello, who is now retired.

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


  1. tunmi

    September 27, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Oh boy, I hope the prosecutors have their ducks in a row and their evidence ready

  2. Ethio

    September 28, 2016 at 8:14 am

    3 billion only? you mean orji uzo kalu stole just 3 billion naira adonblivit. waiting for the day rochas will be arraigned, efcc will bow say he stole 100k

  3. FinchleysFinest

    September 28, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Just one person …. B I L L I O N ?

    It is well with Nigeria

  4. nnenne

    September 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Thought EFCC was after people in the last administration.

    If they can go back to Orji Uzo Kalu, which am not against, they should go for a lot more people.
    All the ex-governors presidents ministers, etc that are richer than some African countries like Tinubu , why are they not talking to them?

  5. keke driver

    September 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm


  6. Tee

    September 28, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Lol @ thiefnubu, tell your uncle to do that in 2019 since he forgot to do that in 6yrs. Oh sorry, busy stealing too. As for me, I want all of themdown. I won’t point fingers unless you be thief or follow chop the money like mama piss. Hypocrite!

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