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EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by vicdom(m): 3:40pm On Dec 14, 2019
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday began marking for seizure properties belonging to the former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu.

According to a statement issued by the agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, the action came following an order by a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court to wound up assets belonging to Mr Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Ltd.

Last week, Mr Kalu, a senator representing Abia North, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for a N7.65 billion fraud.

Read EFCC statement below

EFCC Press Release
N7.65bn Fraud: EFCC Marks Ex-Abia Gov, Orji Kalu’s Properties

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday,
December 14, 2019, marked properties belonging to a former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu.

The marking is to ensure that the properties are not dissipated, following the December 5, 2019 order of Justice Muhammed Idris sitting at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos that Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, be wound up and all assets forfeited to the Federal Government.

Kalu, who is the Senator representing Abia North in the National Assembly, had been arraigned alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Limited and Udeh Udeogu, his Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House, over an amended 39-count charge bordering on conspiring and diverting the sum of N7.65bn from the coffers of the state.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them by the EFCC, thereby leading to their full trial.

In the course of the trial, the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, called 19 witnesses and tendered several documents that were admitted in evidence by the court.

The defendants, however, testified on behalf of themselves during the trial.
The parties, during the proceedings on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, adopted their final written addresses.

In his final submission, the prosecution counsel, Jacobs, urged the judge to jail the defendants, saying the prosecution had proved the allegations against them.

Jacobs also urged the court to wind up the company as provided by the Law and all its assets forfeited to the Federal Government.

However, the defence counsel urged the court to “dismiss the charges, acquit and discharge” their clients.
Delivering his judgment, Justice Idris found the defendants guilty on all counts.

Justice Idris held that the prosecution had established its case against the defendants.

The Judge further held that “the case was conclusively investigated, as the prosecution conducted thorough investigations.”
Justice Idris, therefore, convicted and sentenced the first defendant, Kalu to five years imprisonment on counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11; three years on counts 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33; 12 years on counts 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 and five years on count 39.

The second defendant was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment on counts 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32 and 10 years on counts 34, 37, 38 and 39.

Justice Idris further held that “In respect of the third convict, Slok Nigeria Limited, an order is hereby made that the company shall hereupon and without further assurances, but for this order, be wound up and all its assets and properties forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.”

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/368192-efcc-marks-orji-kalus-sun-newspaper-other-properties-for-seizure.html

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by slimfit1(m): 3:41pm On Dec 14, 2019
Employments people who is going to employ them now.

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by voltron14: 3:48pm On Dec 14, 2019
slimfit1:
Employments people who is going to employ them now.

If he hadn't been embezzling state funds for his private use, many more would have been employed.

The law has no time to look at who else loses but the complainant.

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by vicdom(m): 3:53pm On Dec 14, 2019
Lalasticlala

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by seankafor(m): 4:03pm On Dec 14, 2019
Thays why many prefer to loot outside the country..

We all know 80% of this goddamn citizens will steal and cheat at the slightest opportunity.. let's not pretend bullshits cos it's the internet..

Been through church institutions, sec and university institutions, everywhere fraud takes place..

Banks habour the highest frauds..

Niggas into cyber fraud..

Legit guys extorting and hiking exorbitant prices..

Common fvck da justice shiit..no one is a saint..

Efcc cramp my nigga, and extort the nigga 2mil.. other niggas wey no meet up, dem arraign dem for papers and TV..

Fvck..I love naija.. I am well evolved to these shiits..

Am used to corruption and God help me at the slightest opportunity, ama fvck the next client up angry

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by voltron14: 4:04pm On Dec 14, 2019
seankafor:
Thays why many prefer to loot outside the country..

We all know 80% of this goddamn citizens will steal and cheat at the slightest opportunity.. let's not pretend bullshits cos it's the internet..

Been through church institutions, sec and university institutions, everywhere fraud takes place..

Banks habour the highest frauds..

Niggas into cyber fraud..

Legit guys extorting and hiking exorbitant prices..

Common fvck da justice shiit..no one is a saint..

Efcc cramp my nigga, and extort the nigga 2mil.. other niggas wey no meet up, dem arraign dem for papers and TV..

Fvck..I love naija.. I am well evolved to these shiits..

Am used to corruption and God help me at the slightest opportunity, ama fvck the next client up angry

Abeg make una look picture of person wey dey talk.
grin

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by seankafor(m): 4:06pm On Dec 14, 2019
voltron14:


Abeg make una look picture of person wey dey talk.
grin
dawg.. that's my face yo dig.. ain't faking shiits and fvck what yall fvckers thinking...

Am done with this fvcking thread..

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by voltron14: 4:07pm On Dec 14, 2019
seankafor:
dawg.. that's my face yo dig.. ain't faking shiits and fvck what yall fvckers thinking...

Am done with this fvcking thread..

Be gone and stay gone.

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by NextGovernor(m): 4:41pm On Dec 14, 2019
It seems Uzor Kalu don't like good things at all. Just imagine the road to his own company generating billions of naira for him....

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by Equal2DeTask(m): 4:55pm On Dec 14, 2019
angry
Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by doctokwus: 5:05pm On Dec 14, 2019
That's the proper thing to do.
What of Daily Telegraph,thought he is also the owner?
Much as it's painful, particularly for the workers in these establishments;the truth is that fraud corrupts and distorts the system,economically,socially and otherwise.
It's like building something on nothing.
That he invested the money on those companies does not distort from the fact that many other individuals and families were deprived of their salaries,pensions or payment for legitimate services rendered to the Abia State goverment,besides the fact that those monies would have been invested in other developmental ventures by the state government that would have created more job and income making ventures for several thousands.
It's not the correctness of the EFCC work that rankles some people;it's the seeming partiality of it.
Otherwise,there is no reason on Earth and beyond why Akpabio and Silva for eg,among several others,should be walking the streets of Nigeria as freemen.
But most importantly,this maybe a short-lived victory to hoodwink the gullible by EFCC;a backyard judgement may be procured by all parties involved, quashing the order of the FHC and returning all seized properties to Kalu.
Nothing is beyond this evil,lying government.

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by referandum(m): 5:40pm On Dec 14, 2019
What of Tinubu? Why is nothing beign done on him?

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by enemybulldozer(m): 5:40pm On Dec 14, 2019
voltron14:


If he hadn't been embezzling state funds for his private use, many more would have been employed.

The law has no time to look at who else loses but the complainant.
That is the more reason why EFCC should probe tinubu's embezzlement of Lagos state funds especially, that of the bullion van.

Am saying this because many unemployed people would have been employed as you said or, what do you think

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by Maxymilliano(m): 5:41pm On Dec 14, 2019
And what is Femi Adesina saying as a former Editor-in-Chief ?

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by voltron14: 5:48pm On Dec 14, 2019
enemybulldozer:
That is the more reason why EFCC should probe tinubu's embezzlement of Lagos state funds especially, that of the bullion van.

Am saying this because many unemployed people would have been employed as you said or, what do you think

That may be true.

However, it is on record that since Tinubu became governor and indeed since he left office, the Lagos economy has surpassed that of many African countries.

The proof is in the result.

I am a Deltan, but Delta has been a shadow of its former self since Ibori and his goons took office.

There are various other states with equal or worse ineptitude.

What were you saying about Tinubu again?

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by Racoon(m): 5:57pm On Dec 14, 2019
Good! Femi Adeshina was an editor of the SUN Newspapers so what becomes of him? Gone are the days when he has a conscience.

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by byrron(m): 6:10pm On Dec 14, 2019
Every damn thing should be seized including his boxer's because they are all proceeds of corruption.

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by voltron14: 6:12pm On Dec 14, 2019
Racoon:
Good! Femi Adeshina was an editor of the SUN Newspapers so what becomes of him? Gone are the days when he has a conscience.

Adesina has long passed the humble role at the Sun Newspaper.

Be sure, after his stint in government he would be a rapporteur of an international body.

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by SarkinYarki: 6:12pm On Dec 14, 2019
When will EFCC go after Tinubus Nation newspaper..well I have no pity for Kalu because there is a curse on the head of anyone who supports Buhari

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by solmusdesigns: 6:13pm On Dec 14, 2019
grin



yamree go hear am before 2023, Airpeace would soon become Nigerian Airways


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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by Nobody: 6:36pm On Dec 14, 2019
solmusdesigns:
grin



yamree go hear am before 2023, Airpeace would soon become Nigerian Airways


..
had it been you are learned I would have love to debate you

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by Josiel: 6:42pm On Dec 14, 2019
solmusdesigns:
grin



yamree go hear am before 2023, Airpeace would soon become Nigerian Airways


..

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by viviangist: 6:53pm On Dec 14, 2019
The END of the Beginning ......



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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by hisexcellency34: 6:55pm On Dec 14, 2019
Na waooo. After using the man to get votes

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by NaijaOlosho(f): 7:32pm On Dec 14, 2019
grin

Wetin concern me??
Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by soberdrunk(m): 7:32pm On Dec 14, 2019
Sai Baba!!! OUCHHH!!! WHO STONE ME KEKE ENGINE? angry
Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by helinues: 7:33pm On Dec 14, 2019
No wonder EFFC stormed Sun head office

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Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by monichannel: 7:33pm On Dec 14, 2019
Nice but people losing their jobs is not nice �
Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by MrBachelor: 7:33pm On Dec 14, 2019
slimfit1:
Employments people who is going to employ them now.

The new owner(s) of the business.
Re: EFCC To Seize Orji Uzor Kalu’s Sun Newspaper, Houses, Other Properties by Stalwert: 7:33pm On Dec 14, 2019
grin cheesy grin this one will soon call PMB GMB but we say as long as our national patrimony is not in your hands we don't care.

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