Following the trial of Orji Kalu, the former governor of Abia State, his firm and former Director of Finance and Account of the state, Jones Udeogu, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has considered the case illegal and thereby call for new immediate re-trial at the lower court.
To recall that last year December, a Federal High Court in Lagos sentenced Orji Kalu and Jones Udeogu to 12 years prison for embezzling funds that belong to Abia State between the year 1999 to 2007 when Senator Kalu governed the state.
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Nevertheless, the corruption case which took over 10 years to be persecuted, many Senior Advocate of Nigeria applauded the Supreme Court decision to sit for fresh trial as it was in order but however noted that it overlooked and will affect the outcome of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and can be related to a speedy dispensation of justice.
According to sources and reports gathered, the considered illegal case has been elevated to the Court of Appeal because charges against Kalu and the former director still continues as the Highest Court, Supreme Court has not freed them, however, justice has to be served right to discourage such activity in the society.