A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Thursday, December 5, reportedly found Orji Uzor Kalu, senator and former governor of Abia state, guilty of alleged N7.65 billion fraud.
Kalu, according was found guilty with two others in the alleged fraud. The report said Kalu’s co-defendants also found guilty are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Udeh Udeogu, a former director of finance and accounts under him as governor.
The court presided over by Justice Mohammad Idris sentenced Orji Kalu to 12 years imprisonment. The prison sentence also came with other multiple sentences between three and five years. The other two defendants were slammed with multiple sentences between three and 10 years.
Reporting from their twitter handle, EFCC said ” Finally, a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was prosecuted on a 27 counts by the EFCC has been jailed”.
BREAKING: N7.65Billion Fraud: Ex Gov. Orji Kalu Jailed— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) December 5, 2019
Finally, a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was prosecuted on a 27 counts by the EFCC has been jailed.#SayNoToCorruption #EFCCFightsForYou pic.twitter.com/OTepYmdASd
Kalu, now a Senator representing Abia North at the National Assembly, was jailed by a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos and presided over by Justice Mohammad Idris. He was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for N7.65bn fraud.— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) December 5, 2019