A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, has fixed December 2, 2019, for judgment in the trial of Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, and two others for alleged N7.65bn fraud.
Naija News reports that that the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris fixed the date on Tuesday, October 22.
This online news platform understands that the date was fixed after the prosecution and the defence adopted their written addresses in the 12-year-old case.
The co-defendants of the former Abia Governor are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited; and Udeh Udeogu, who was Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Kalu’s tenure as governor.
Naija News understands that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an amended 39 counts, accused them of conspiring and diverting N7.65bn from the coffers of the state.