This is another opportunity to prove my innocence – Orji Kalu says he is ready for probe

Former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu has affirmed that he was ready for trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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Kalu was reacting to the Friday’s verdict of the Supreme Court, which gave the EFCC a nod to probe him for alleged fraud when he was the state governor between 1999 and 2007.

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The business mogul said moment after the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that “this is another opportunity to prove my innocence.”

“I have all the records and facts of the case. I am willing to submit myself for the rule of law to take its course. That has always been my passion advocacy right from the lower courts where the case enamnated,” he said from London.

He added: “this clarification has become imperative lest oppositional forces mischievously misinterpret the ruling and mislead the public by injecting their jaundiced opinions into the routine directive as had always been with similar cases where the apex court intervened.”

He assured the EFCC of his “continued support and profound cooperation in any further investigation into this allegation,’’ and also claimed it “is part of the price I have to pay for opposing the third-term agenda fiasco of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.”

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