THE Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, this morning, Monday, October 31, arraigned Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, in Lagos for money laundering. He had asked the federal high court in Abuja, last week, to compel the EFCC, to prosecute him in Abuja.
The ex-governor, who is facing trial alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Udeh Jones Udeogu, a former director of Finance in Abia State, sought for an order of mandamus to stop the anti-graft agency from transferring his case file to Lagos.
Kalu and others had been initially arraigned in 2007 before Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court, Abuja (now retired).
They were arraigned in an amended 34-count charge over an alleged diversion of about N3.2bn from the Abia State government’s treasury during Kalu’s tenure as governor.
— Oct 31, 2016 @ 15:15 GMT