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Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Nobody: 10:37am On Sep 29, 2021
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, barred the Federal Government from retrying the former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, based on the N7.1billion money laundering charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, earlier preferred against him.

The court, in a judgement that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that the Supreme Court did not in the verdict it gave on May 8, 2020, order the retrial of either Kalu or his his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited.

Justice Ekwo held that the Supreme Court only ordered the retrial of former Director of Finance in Abia State, Jones Udeogu, who was the Appellant before it.

Consequently, he upheld a suit Kalu filed to challenge the legal propriety of his planned re-arraingment by the EFCC.

Kalu had in the Application he filed through his team of lawyers let by Chief Awa Kalu, SAN, argued that allowing the EFCC to try him afresh on the charge and same facts upon which he was earlier convicted and sentenced on December 5, 2019, would occasion him to suffer a “double jeopardy”.

According to him, “The unassailable position of the law is that no person who shows that he has been tried by any court of competent jurisdiction or tribunal for a criminal offence and either convicted or acquitted, shall again be tried for that offence having the same ingredients as that offence, save upon the order or a competent Court.

“The trial of the Applicant having been pronounced a nullity by the Supreme Court in its judgment dated the 8th day of May, 2020 and without more, cannot entitle the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to institute the same charge against the Applicant”.

Canvassing reasons why his trial should not commence de-novo (afresh), Kalu, said he was convicted and sentenced by Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos with respect to the extant charge against him.

“That following the conviction and sentence of the Applicant, the Applicant was incarcerated at the Kuje Correctional Centre where he served part of his term having spent a few days in the Ikoyi Correctional Centre”.

He noted that the Supreme Court had in the judgement it delivered on May 8, 2020, on Appeal No: SC.62C/2019, which was filed by his co-Defendant, Udeogu, held that the trial of the Appellant at the trial Court was conducted without jurisdiction.

He argued that the apex court thereafter, only ordered the retrial of the Appellant (Udeogu), without reference to himself (Kalu).

“That there is no extant Ruling or Judgment of a competent Court in Nigeria ordering the retrial of the Applicant having regard to the fact that the Supreme Court excluded the Applicant from the explicit order for retrial arising from Charge No. FHC/ABJ/CR/56/07 F. R. N. VS. Orji Uzor Kalu & 2 Ors”, Kalu argued.

Consequently, he prayed the court for an order of perpetual injunction restraining FG, through the EFCC or its agents, from further trying, harassing and intimidating him with respect to the charge or any other charge based on the same facts “as the Applicant need not suffer double jeopardy”.

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by richidinho(m): 10:44am On Sep 29, 2021
Offcouse because he is in Apc now

Akpabio
Fani Kayode
Kalu
Amaechi are all saints now, their cases were all in court courtesy PDP before 2015.


Support PDP for a corrupt free Nigeria

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Nackzy: 10:47am On Sep 29, 2021
Corruption Money is talking

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Oracle63: 10:48am On Sep 29, 2021
thats how it goes

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by YourhealthNG2(m): 10:48am On Sep 29, 2021
Not surprised. The rule of law in Nigeria is configured to protect the rich.

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by seunmsg(m): 10:48am On Sep 29, 2021
No comment grin grin grin
Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Whitecoal711: 10:49am On Sep 29, 2021
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It is finis
Japa country
Country for the rich
Descapo
No hope again for the common man
Infact I doubt if there is any for the country as a whole

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by 4realkay(m): 10:49am On Sep 29, 2021
G

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Saskay44: 10:50am On Sep 29, 2021
This country is beyond saving

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by tfelicityk(m): 10:50am On Sep 29, 2021
Gimmicks play by the two parties... The court is just a tool between them

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by slimghost(m): 10:50am On Sep 29, 2021
Useless country

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Viltron(m): 10:50am On Sep 29, 2021
This is what I don't understand! The judicially in this country is one gigantic mess. So why not allow a case tried and if the man is innocent, he's acquitted? Who will help this country? Corruption has eaten deep into every sector...

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Quanoto: 10:50am On Sep 29, 2021
You will be alright
Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by nonhuman(m): 10:51am On Sep 29, 2021
Nigeria is my country, U.S should come and learn work from us

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Nobody: 10:51am On Sep 29, 2021
Sapa dey
Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by ToastingAllowan: 10:51am On Sep 29, 2021
Strong hand
Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by RichAbujaGuy: 10:51am On Sep 29, 2021
AGF Malami, how market?

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Nilon: 10:52am On Sep 29, 2021
Ghana must go has exchanged hands. Naija which way?

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Shetemi12(m): 10:52am On Sep 29, 2021
So 7 billion gone like that..I weep for our Ipob brothers. It's Tinubu they will love to argue about

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Geeman2006: 10:52am On Sep 29, 2021
grin
OUK exploring all strategies in our law system to prevent him goin back to Kuje prisons.
Fear watery beans..

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by ERockson: 10:52am On Sep 29, 2021
Bad guy, why is he so desperate not to retry. Potential Nigeria president. cool

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by kollinz1234(m): 10:52am On Sep 29, 2021
Corruption has fought back and has defeated Justice embarassed

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by treesun: 10:52am On Sep 29, 2021
fergie0o1:


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Nigeria we HAIL THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by arazanbal: 10:53am On Sep 29, 2021
e don cut be dat oo, kalu is free, go and sin no more

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Tryon4: 10:54am On Sep 29, 2021
The best way to go
Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by anytexy: 10:54am On Sep 29, 2021
I think the populace should protest against the judge and the judgement. Until we start doing this. Things will never change. It will be business as usual.

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by MuchAdo: 10:54am On Sep 29, 2021
Ok
Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Nobody: 10:54am On Sep 29, 2021
grin

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Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by haconjy(m): 10:54am On Sep 29, 2021
Oga o
Re: Court Prohibits FG From Retrying Orji Uzor Kalu by Noerection: 10:55am On Sep 29, 2021
average ibo politicians are thieves

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