JUST IN: Court orders immediate release of Orji Uzor Kalu from prison

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the immediate release of former governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu from the Kuje correctional centre in Abuja.

Justice Mohammed Liman gave the order after listening to an application filed by Senator Kalu seeking to set aside the conviction of December 5, 2019.

Tribune Online reports that the Supreme Court had on May 8 ruled that the judgement that convicted Kalu, chief whip of the senate, was given without jurisdiction.

It will also be recalled that in December 5, 2019, a Federal High Court in Lagos sentenced Kalu to 12 years in prison after he was found guilty of fraud to the tune of N7.56 billion alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and a former Director of Finance at the Abia State Government House, Jones Udeogu.
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