JUST IN: Court bars EFCC from retrying Orji Kalu

The Federal High Court has prohibited the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from retrying former Abia Governor Orji Uzor Kalu.

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Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order while delivering judgment in an application filed by the former governor seeking an order of the 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 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 said.

 

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