Orji Kalu released from Kuje prison

 

Former Governor of Abia state and Senate Majority Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has been released from Kuje prison.

Awa Kalu, his senior counsel, confirmed Kalu’s release to TheCable on Wednesday night.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Kalu and Ude Jones Udeogu, a former director of finance and account of Abia state on 36 counts of money laundering to the tune of N7.1 billion and they were jailed in December. On May 8, the supreme court nullified the trial of Kalu’s co-convict.

The apex court held that Mohammed Idris, the trial judge who had been elevated to the court of appeal at the time of the case, ought not to have presided over the matter while he was an appeal court judge.

A federal high Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday declared the continued incarceration of Kalu as illegal, ordered that he be released.

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