Slok, owned by former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, is seeking the court order restraining the EFCC from retrying the firm and its chairman (Kalu) in ab alleged N7.1 billion fraud case.
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In a congratulatory message to Senator Adamu on his 75th birthday anniversary, Kalu acknowledged the contributions of the former governor to nation building in various capacities.
Kalu made the call on Thursday while addressing critical party affairs in his capacity as the Party Leader and Chairman of the APC Caucus, Abia State.
Describing the celebrant as a seasoned administrator and astute politician, Kalu urged Obi to sustain his good deeds.
Describing the festive season as a period for sober reflection as a people, Kalu charged Muslim faithful to embrace the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the exemplary lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad.
This was disclosed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, in a statement in Aba.
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.
Kalu said the APC chieftain is a dependable ally, and that he has continually sustained his pedigree in the political space.
Kukah, a tireless and fearless advocate for justice, democracy and human development, arrived Kalu’s home at 7pm and proceeded for a private meeting, which lasted for almost more than hour.
He noted that the insecurity in the South-East region is strange, revealing that Igbos are not known for burning homes to punish enemies.
Lamenting the demise of the renowned preacher and evangelist, Kalu stressed that Pastor Joshua was popular beyond the shores of Nigeria, adding that the deceased will be greatly missed by his followers.
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.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Abia State, SP Godfrey Ogbonna, confirmed the attack, adding that the bandits also dispossessed the expatriate of N3 million.
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.
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Describing the ugly incident as devastating and evil, Kalu commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state and Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state for their collective efforts in a bid to rescue the victims from the criminals.
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.
Ikpeazu said this on Saturday when officials of the East Gate Inland Container Terminal Limited, a Federal Government Concessionaire for the project, visited him at the Government House, Umuahia.
This was contained in a statement in Umuahia by the Abia State Police Command spokesman, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, on Thursday.
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.