The Court of Appeal in Lagos has fixed February 7, 2019, to hear an appeal filed by a former Abia State Governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, challenging the dismissal of his no case submission.
….courts drag cases of corruption for years. An example is the case of Orji Kalu. Churches celebrate corruption and even at times you hear religious leaders giving backing to those who stole our collective wealth. Nigerians are not angry enough. We are all to blame.
— DrKhanE (@AigbokhanEjiehi) November 26, 2018
Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court, Lagos had on July 31, 2018, dismissed the submission by the former governor who claimed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), made no case against him in relation to an alleged N7.6 billion illegally derived from the treasury of the Abia State Government.
Justice Idris had held that Kalu has some explanations to make particularly on certain documents tendered by the EFCC as exhibits in evidence against him.
Dissatisfied, the former governor filed a notice of appeal asking that the lower court’s verdict be overturned.
Orji Kalu's case is still in court. No time was his case discontinued as #IToldYouSo gang wants us to believe. In fact, he entered a no-case submission two days ago. This case will be concluded soon and you will here #GEJStartedIt
Same case they alleged has been discontinued fa
— Tunde Eneji (@iameneji) June 1, 2018
In the notice of appeal, the former governor contended that it would amount to “miscarriage of justice”, to compel him to defend a matter in which no “prima facie” case has been established against him.
Source: Naija News