Court stops EFCC from retrying Orji Kalu

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The Federal High Court on Tuesday barred the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from retrying former Abia State governor, Senator Orji Kalu.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order following an application filed by the former governor seeking an order of court prohibiting the EFCC from retrying him on a charge for which he had already been tried and convicted.

“An order is hereby made prohibiting the Federal Government through the EFCC from retrying the applicant (Kalu) on charge no. FHC/ABJ/CR/56/2007 since there was no order in the judgment of the Supreme Court for the retrial of Kalu,” the judge ruled.

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