JUST IN: Court sentence Orji Kalu to 12 years imprisonment over N7.1bn Fraud

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos which was presided by Justice Mohammed Idris has sentenced former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu to 12 years’ imprisonment.

This was after the court found Kalu, and two others guilty of N7.65billion fraud.

Mr Kalu’s co-defendants are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Mr Udeh Udeogu, who was Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Kalu’s tenure as governor.

In an amended 39 counts, the EFCC accused them of conspiring and diverting N7.65bn from the coffers of the state.

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