The EFCC on Monday at the Federal High Court, Abuja, filed a 32-count amended charge against the former governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, on alleged money laundering.
The anti-graft body had in 2007 initially preferred 96 counts including money laundering against the ex-governor, his company, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Jones Udeogo.
Kalu and his co-defendants were accused of diverting the state’s fund while being governor of the state between 1999 and 2007.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) however reports that the defendants’ re-arraignments were stalled following a pending appeal involving the 3rd defendant, Slok Nigeria Limited, at the Supreme Court.
Chief Solomon Akuma (SAN), Counsel to the third accused, drew the court’s attention to the subsisting appeal at the apex court. He therefore urged the court to adjourn the proceedings to allow parties sort out the appeal.