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Court orders release of Orji Kalu from prison

By Timileyin Omilana
02 June 2020   |   2:21 pm
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the release of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu from the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja. The judge, Justice Mohammed Liman, ordered Kalu’s release after ruling on an application filed by the former two-term governor of Abia State. Kalu filed that the court to set aside his…

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the release of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu from the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja.

The judge, Justice Mohammed Liman, ordered Kalu’s release after ruling on an application filed by the former two-term governor of Abia State.

Kalu filed that the court to set aside his conviction on December 5, 2019, by Justice Mohammed Idris.

Kalu explained that this became necessary since the Supreme Court, in its verdict delivered on May 8, 2020, held that Justice Idris gave the judgment without jurisdiction.

Details later.