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ABIA: Three Groups Petition Buhari Over Delay In Trial Of Orji Kalu

Former Abia state governor Orji Uzor Kalu

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – Three socio-political organizations in Abia state, have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over the delay in the trial of former governor of Abia state, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu for his alleged looting of the state during his eight-year administration.

The groups, includes Ndi Abia League, Abia Youths Consultative Forum and Abia Peoples Congress.

According to a joint statement signed by its spokesmen, which was made available to AFRICAN EXAMINER in Enugu on Saturday the groups, lamented that the trial of the ex- governor has been ongoing since 2007 when he left office, urging the President to order the EFCC to expedite the trial, to ensure that justice is served on the matter.

The statement read: “It is shocking that the trial of the former governor of Abia state, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, by the EFCC is still on eight years after he left office Abians are disturbed by this ugly development”

Spokesmen for the groups; which includes, Udoka Nnanna, Davidson Kalu, and Ezinwa Ukaogo, applauded the President for his determination to fight corruption.

They however, urged him not to allow any agency of the government to mess up his anti-corruption war.

“We wondered why up till now the former governor’s prosecution has not been concluded.

“We hope the EFCC has not been compromised on the matter as it is being insinuated in some quarters.

The statement continued: “We are appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that no corrupt person, no matter his status, escapes prosecution.

They urged the President to order the EFCC to expedite action on the trial of the former governor so that justice would be seen to be duly done.


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