Former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzoh Kalu on Friday lost in his bid to have the money laundering charge against him quashed as the Supreme Court has dismissed his appeal for lacking in merit. Kalu had, in his appeal sought to quash the charge of money laundering brought against by them.
A similar appeal by Kalu’s associate, Udeh Jones Udehogo was also dismissed by the Supreme Court on similar ground. Justice Suleiman Galadima, who wrote lead judgments in both appeals, upheld the concurrent decisions of the Federal High Court, Abuja and Appeal Court, Abuja in refusing Kalu’s appeal.
The five-man panel of the Apex court directed the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court to assign both cases to new judges for hearing. The Apex court directed Kalu and his associate to submit themselves for trial.