A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday dismissed the no-case- submission filed by former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.
He had filed the application praying the court to dismiss a N7.6b fraud charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Trial judge, Mohammed Idris, ruled that Kalu had to explain certain documents tendered by the EFCC as exhibits in evidence against him.
Kalu is facing 39 counts charge with his co-defendants, Slok Nigeria Limited and Ude Udeogu, who served as his Director of Finance and Accounts at Government House, Umuahia.
While arraigning them before Justice Idris on October 31, 2016, they had pleaded not guilty to the charges, following which the EFCC opened the case, calling 19 witnesses and tendering several exhibits.
At the conclusion of the case, the defendants filed a no-case submission, arguing that the EFCC failed to link them to any crime and urged Justice Idris to dismiss the charges.
But the judge, however, disagreed with them, insisting that they have explanations to make on the allegations against them.