- Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, says he prepared to face trial, adding that he has never run away from trial
- Kalu also says no commissioner that served under him when he held sway as governor of Abia says he stole money during his administration
- The APC chieftain says he does not know why Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned his case indefinitely
Former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said he is ready to be tried at the Federal High Court in Lagos over an alleged N7.6 billion fraud preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to Sahara Reporters, the ex-governor made the statement on Monday, January 28, after President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to his home in Bende local government area of Abia state.
Legit.ng gathers that Kalu said he had never run away from trial very prepared for trial, adding that he was very prepared for it.
He said: “I have so much respect for Justice Mohammed Idris because of the way he handles his court. I feel court must be a place of justice. I don’t know why he adjourned my trial indefinitely, but as long as I am healthy I will go to court. I have never run away from trial. I am very prepared for trial.
“I’m very willing to take my trial; there’s no commissioner under my administration when I was the governor of the state who said I stole money. There are 19 witnesses and none of them have said I have stolen money.
“It’s only Justice Idris that can explain why my trial was adjourned indefinitely. I have no right to judge him; there are other courts who will judge how correct his final decision will be on my trial."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, was reportedly drafted into the committee for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Kalu, a top politician from the southeast, is currently facing trial for alleged corruption and has been outside Nigeria over health-related issues.
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The team was constituted by Aisha, the wife of President Buhari, and is co-chaired by Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Salamatu Baiwa Umar, the women leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is the national coordinator of the team while Binta Muazu is the deputy national coordinator, north.
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