Shocking: Documents Showed Orji Kalu Requested For Justice Idris to conclude his case
BY BRIDGET EDOKWE ·
MAY 8, 2020
Following the Supreme Court quashing of the fraud conviction of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu on the ground that, Justice Idris, the Judge that convicted him had before the conclusion of the case been elevated to the Court of Appeal.
Documents have emerged that showed that Orji Uzor Kalu himself requested that the Judge be allowed to conclude his case notwithstanding his elevation to the Court of Appeal.
In a letter from Kalu’s Lawyer, Gordy Uche SAN to the Court of Appeal President, sighted by BarristerNG, Kalu requested that Justice M.B Idris be allowed to conclude the trial and relied on section 396 (7) of Admnistration of criminal Justice Act 2015.
In the letter, Kalu claimed the starting the matter afresh will cause untold hardship on the parties.
The Court of Appeal President granted Kalu’s Prayer and Justice Idris concluded his trial and handed him a 12 years jail term conviction.
Shockingly Kalu Appealed his conviction by questioning constitutionality of the same law which he relied on in his letter to the court of Appeal President. The supreme court agreed with him and quashed his conviction.
Below is Kalu’s Letter to Court of Appeal.