Kalu: Court rules Feb. 1 on summons compelling lawyer as witness to give evidence


Lagos – A Federal High Court Lagos will on Feb. 1 rule on whether a lawyer can be compelled to give evidence as prosecution witness through a summons in the ongoing trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu.

President Buhari with Former Abia State Governor Orji Uzor Kalu shortly after hosting to Dinner APC Party Chieftains in State House on 18th Jan 2018

Justice Mohammed Idris had reserved ruling and continuation of trial until Feb.1 and Feb. 2, after hearing arguments on the issue by counsel from both parties in the suit.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Oct. 31, 2016, slammed a 34-count charge bordering on fraud on Kalu and his former Commissioner for Finance, Ude Udeogo.

The accused were alleged to have committed the offences of fraud amounting to N3.2 billion between August 2001 and October 2005.

Also charged along with the accused is a…

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