Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday filed an amended 34-count criminal charge against the former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, Vanguard reports.
The charge, marked FHC/ABJ/CR/56/07, was entered before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on a day trial Justice Anwuli Chikere was to commence hearing on an initially amended 112-count charge the anti-graft agency preferred against Kalu and two others on February 11, 2008.
The development, on Monday made it the third time EFCC is amending the charge against the defendants.
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Kalu was hitherto answering to a 107-count corruption charge alongside his alleged accomplice, Udeh Jones Udeogu and his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited.
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja was initially supposed to commence hearing on an amended 112-count charge by the EFCC against Dr. Kalu and two others on February 11, 2008 according to Herald.
Kalu has been arraigned before for in 2007 by the past eight years he has stalled moves by the prosecution to open a case with him.
Justice Suleiman Galadima has stated that Kalu has a case to answer to due to allegations levelled against him by the EFCC.
- News 24