Supreme Court Nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s Conviction

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The Supreme Court, on Friday, nullifies the judgement that convicted and sentenced the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment.

The Supreme Court gave the judgement on Friday, more than one year after Orji Uzo Kalu and Ude Udeogu were convicted of corruption allegations levelled against them by the Federal Government.

A seven-man panel of the apex court also set aside the judgment which convicted Ude Udeogu, a former Director of Finance and Account at the Abia State Government House.

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos had sentenced Senator Kalu to 12 years imprisonment in his judgement delivered on April 24, 2019.

He had also sentenced Mr Udeogu to 10 years imprisonment on the same day.