Judgement for Orji Kalu’s N7.2bn fraud trial adjourned till Thursday

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday adjourned judgement in a N7.2 billion fraud case against former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, until December 5.

Justice Mohammed Idris fixed judgement day for December 2 on October 22 after the prosecution and the defence adopted their written addresses and canvassed final arguments in the case.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Kalu alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Limited; and a former director of finance and accounts during Kalu’s tenure, Udeh Udeogu.

All the defendants have pleaded not guilty to the amended 39-count charges.

Kalu had on August 29 closed his defence in the 12-year-old case.

Altogether, the EFCC presented 19 witnesses before the court.

The judgement could not be delivered on Monday as earlier slated as Justice Idris was not on seat.

The EFCC alleged that the defendants committed the alleged offences between August 2001 and October 2005.

It also says the offences contravene the provisions of the Money Laundering Act of 1995 as amended.