Hearing in the suit by former Abia State Governor Senate Orji Kalu seeking to stop his retrial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on same alleged money laundering charges has been adjourned to April 20.
The adjournment was predicated on the fact the EFCC which is listed as the first defendant in the suit was not properly served with the originating summons.
When the matter was called, Rotimi Jacobs who announced his appearance for the Commission on protest, drew the attention of the court to the fact that the originating summons was served on his Chambers instead of the EFCC.
He told Justice Inyang Ekwo that he was yet to be briefed by the EFCC as it’s counsel and it would amount to professional misconduct to accept processes on the matter.
Responding, Awa Kalu who appeared for Senator Kalu said he has no problem serving the EFCC with the originating summons.
Justice Ekwo observed that both the first and third defendants were yet to file their reply briefs in the suit.
He accordingly adjourned the case to April 20 for hearing and directed the applicant to serve the EFCC within seven days.