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ORJI UZOR KALU v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA & ORS

(2016) JELR 37114 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC. 215/2012  •  18 Mar 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC; SULEIMAN GALADIMA JSC; OLABODE RHODES-VIVOUR JSC; NWALI SYLVESTER NGWUTA JSC; MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMAD JSC;

Judgement

SULEIMAN GALADIMA J.S.C.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal by the appellant against the interlocutory decision of the Court of Appeal (the Court below) Abuja Division delivered on the 27th April 2012, wherein the Court affirmed the decision of the trial Federal High Court Abuja (the trial Court) and dismissed the Appellant's appeal in which he sought to set aside the decision of the said Federal High Court delivered on 8th May, 2009.

?The background facts are simple and straight forward: Sometime in 2005, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) received several petitions from some well-placed concerned indigenes of Abia State of Nigeria against the Appellant and some other persons. The said petitions bordered on abuse of office, corruption and money laundering. Upon receipt of these petitions, a team of investigation was constituted by the EFCC to discreetly investigate the petitions. Investigation revealed that the Appellant who was the Governor of Abiā€¦

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