EFFC re-arraigns former Abia governor Orji Kalu
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arraigned a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, for an alleged fraud of N2.7bn.
Kalu was re-arraigned along with two others on 34 counts of money laundering before Justice Mohammed Idris.
The re-arraignment of the accused on Monday followed the transfer of their case from the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.
The accused had earlier been arraigned last month before Justice Anwuli Chikere in Abuja.
But the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, transferred the case to Lagos, leading to the re-arraignment of the accused on Monday.
The EFCC alleged that while Orji Kalu was governor of Abia State, he diverted state funds into the account of Slok Nigeria Limited, a company, they claimed was owned by Kalu and his family members.