Alleged N7.1billion Fraud: APC Senator Wants Account Unfreezed, Seeks Removal Of Name From Charge Sheet

Alleged N7.1billion Fraud: APC Senator Wants Account Unfreezed, Seeks Removal Of Name From Charge Sheet

  • There is a new development regarding the case of the former Abia state governor, Orji Kalu and the Federal High Court
  • Senator Kalu is seeking removal of his name from the charge sheet and also requested the court order the EFCC to unfreeze his bank accounts
  • Meanwhile, the court in Abuja had earlier ordered the suspension of the re-trial of Kalu, for N7.1bn fraud charges

Abuja- The Senate chief whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has filed an application at the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unfreeze his bank account.

Channels TV reports that he is also seeking an order of the court to strike out his name and that of his company, Slok Nigeria Limited from the N7.1 billion charge levelled against him by the anti-graft agency.

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Kalu’s lawyer, Ikoro Ikoro disclosed that the application was based on the judgement of Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, delivered on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, which barred the federal government from retrying the former governor.

N7.1billion fraud: APC Senator seeks removal of name from charge sheet
The EFCC had previously prosecuted and secured the conviction of Mr Kalu and his co-defendants on 39 counts of fraud involving about N7.1billion. Photo credit: Senator Orji Uzor Kalu
Source: Facebook

Kalu who is the former governor of Abia state and the lawmaker representing Abia North Senatorial District submitted that having been freed, it behoves on him to apply to the court to formally strike out his name and Slok from the charge sheet.

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2023: Northern group urges Orji Uzor Kalu to run for president

Meanwhile, a group from the northeast region - Uzor Kalu Support Group (UKSUG) had urged Kalu to run for the 2023 presidential election.

The group said Senator Kalu had wide contacts and acceptance across the country to run for the 2023 presidency.

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The coordinator of UKSUG in the northeast, Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf Ajiji who said this in a statement seen by

He said UKSUG believes that Senator Kalu has the professional and business acumen required to consolidate on the gains so far recorded by the Buhari administration.

Security operatives put out wild bush fire close to Orji Uzor Kalu's country home

In other news, former governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has revealed that a wild bush fire almost affected his country home in Abia state on Sunday, December 26.

Writing on his official Facebook page, Kalu, a former governor of Abia said the golf course near his home caught fire.

He wrote:

“I thank the security agencies and Igbere vigilante for their prompt intervention, otherwise, it could have affected my home.”


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