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Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date on Friday after counsel to Kalu, Professor Awa Kalu, SAN; Mr Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, for the EFCC; Mr George Ukaegbu for Udeh Jones (2nd respondent) and Mr Chris Uche, SAN, for Slok Nigeria Limited (3rd respondent), adopted their brief of arguments in the matter.

Acknowledging the contributions of the Abia-state born politician to nation building in various capacities, the former Governor stressed that the celebrant remains a source of inspiration to the womenfolk beyond Abia state.

Congratulating the prominent monarch on the occasion of his 80th birthday, Kalu extolled the virtues of the respected traditional ruler, adding that the Obi of Onitsha is a blessing to the South East and Nigeria.

Applauding the complementing efforts of the member of House of Representatives in advancing the cause of the people of Bende Federal Constituency, Kalu stressed that the celebrant, who served under him as Governor in various capacities, has over the years demonstrated commitment to the development of his people and Abia State in general.

Apolos had been on the wanted list of the Abia state Command of the NDLEA since February following the arrest of one Chima Ukeleonu, the suspect behind the video that went viral in January 2021, showing a young man hawking illicit drugs on the street. As a result, 38-year-old Apolos was put on wanted list.