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Orji Uzor Kalu's Corruption Conviction Quashed By The Supreme Court

By The Nigeria Voice
image credit: Lauretta Onochie
image credit: Lauretta Onochie
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The Supreme Court on Friday nullified the conviction of former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Kalu was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment over N7.16 billion fraud by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on December 5.

Justice Mohammed Idris had convicted Kalu on a 39 count of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

However, on Friday, the Supreme Court gave a fresh order, stopping the judgment. The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court will reassign the case for a fresh trial.