Former governor of Abia state, and now Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor Kalu, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by the Federal High Court in Lagos.

He was charged with N7.65billion fraud while in office as the Abia State governor between 1999 and 2007 and was found guilty on all the 39-count charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

Kalu was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former director of finance, Ude Udeogu.

The court also ordered forfeiture of all assets of his company to the federal government.




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