Corruption charges against Kalu still subsist, Supreme Court did not acquit him of them – EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says the corruption charges against Kalu still subsist because the Supreme Court did not acquit him of them.
This was contained in a statement on Friday by the EFCC.
According to the Commission, its entire prosecutorial machinery would be launched in a fresh trial where justice is bound to be served in due course.
The EFCC noted that the Apex Court based its verdict on the grounds that Justice Mohammed Idris, who convicted Kalu and others had been elevated to the Court of Appeal before the judgment and returned to the lower court to deliver the judgment which it considered as illegal.
“We consider the judgment of the Apex Court as quite unfortunate. It is a technical ambush against the trial of the former governor,” the Commission stated, adding that it is prepared for a fresh and immediate trial of the case because its evidences against Kalu and others are overwhelming.