BREAKING: Court Orders Arrest Of Ex-Gov Orji Kalu
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has declared that the former governor of Abia State, Mr. Orji Uzor Kalu violated his bail conditions for failing to appear in court and, therefore, ordered his arrest.
ElombahNews had recently reported that the former governor left the country despite presidential order banning him and several others from leaving the country.
According to Kalu’s media aide, Kunle Oyewunmi, his principal left the country aboard a Lufthansa aircraft to Germany for surgery.
Kalu was listed among the 50 high-profile Nigerians barred by the Federal Government from travelling out of the country for alleged involvement in corrupt practices.
Following the failure of Kalu to appear in court, the court issued an order on security operatives to arrest him on return and bring him to the court.
The presiding judge also ordered that his travel documents be presented to the court alongside the former governor.
The judge adjourned the case to January 23, 2019, for continuation of hearing.