Court Revokes Bail Granted Former Governor Orji Kalu

Written by on November 12, 2018

A Federal High Court in Lagos has revoked the bail granted to a former Governor of Abia State, Mr Orji Kalu for disobeying court orders.
Kalu is facing trial for an alleged fraud of N7.65bn.
Kalu’s media aide, Kunle Oyewunmi,had said his boss was absent because he was flown to Germany for an undisclosed ailment but the Presiding Judge, Justice Muhammed Idris revoked the former governor’s bail for the failure to appear in court for his trial.
Idris said it is clear that Kalu disobeyed the court order and he maintained that no one, whether high or low, rich or poor can disobey a valid order of the court and expect such court to show mercy.
He also ordered that when Kalu returns to the country, he must report to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) with all his travel documents.

Orji Uzor Kalu
photo credit: Orji Uzor Kalu @OUKtweets

The judge also ruled that the EFCC should effect his arrest should Kalu fail to submit himself to the anti-graft agency.
The case has now been adjourned to January 23, 2019, for trial.

Ademola Adejuwon


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