A former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, will have a day in court on the 2nd of July, for the adoption of processes he filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The federal government, through the EFCC, will also adopt its process in the suit.

Senator Orji Uzor Kalu had approached the court to seek a stop to an attempt by the anti-graft commission from retrying him in the N7.1bn fraud allegation.

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The former governor was convicted and sentenced last year, but the judgment was vacated by the Supreme court on the grounds that the judge who sat over the matter was no longer fit to sit on the case.

On the adjourned date, presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, noted that hearing the application filed by the applicant will commence.

Justice Ekwo had earlier granted Senator Kalu permission to apply for order of perpetual injunction against the Federal Government through EFCC to prohibit his retrial.

Counsel to the EFCC insisted that Senator Kalu will be retried as that was the consequential order of the Supreme Court.

Earlier in the week, Kalu’s family company, Slok Nigeria Limited, in a separate suit, urged the court to stop the retrial.

See video of OUK in court on Wednesday:


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