JUST-IN: FEDERAL HIGH COURT ORDERS INSTANT RELEASE ORJI KALU -
June 2, 2020

JUST-IN: FEDERAL HIGH COURT ORDERS INSTANT RELEASE ORJI KALU

The Lagos Federal High Court in Lagos, presided by Justice Mohammed Liman has ordered the instant release of former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, from prison, Nigerianjournal reports.

In December 2019, Kalu was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was convicted of N7.1bn fraud alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and a former Director of Finance at the Abia State Government House, Jones Udeogu.

The Supreme court on May 8, 2020, nullified Kalu and Udeogo’s conviction on grounds that the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, lacked the jurisdiction to have presided over their case.

Kalu immediately approached the Federal High Court and filed an appeal for his release. The ruling was delivered today in his favor.

JUST-IN: FEDERAL HIGH COURT ORDERS INSTANT RELEASE ORJI KALU

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