Thursday, December 5, 2019

Court sentences ex governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years in jail.


The Federal High Court in Lagos has found a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, and two others guilty of N7.65bn fraud. .
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Kalu’s co-defendants are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Udeh Udeogu, who was Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Kalu’s tenure as governor. .
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The current APC Senator was subsequently sentenced to a maximum sentence of 12 years imprisonment for N7.65bn fraud, among other multiple sentences ranging from 3 years to 5 years on 27 counts.
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Justice Mohammad Idris also convicted and sentenced his two other accomplices who were also found guilty of N7.65bn fraud. They got multiple sentences between 10 years and 3 years.
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The judge also ordered that Slok be wound up and its assets forfeited to the Federal Government.

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