By John Ikani
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has vowed to restart their prosecution of former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, for financial misappropriation.
It has also said it is set to file 800 new corruption cases in court, adding that the cases to be filed will border on public corruption and cybercrime.
This was made known by the chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Thursday as part of the weekly briefing by Heads of MDAs to give an update on their performance in office.
According to him, the strike by judiciary workers who shut down courts in Nigeria for over two months delayed filing of the 800 new corruption case.
He further noted that Kalu will be prosecuted all over again during the briefing.
Recall that Kalu, a lawmaker representing Abia North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, was set free by the Supreme Court on technicalities after being convicted of stealing billions of naira when he was Abia State governor from 1999 to 2007.
The Supreme Court ruled that the trial judge that found him guilty had been elevated to the Appeal Court and should not have ruled on the matter.