Orji Kalu released from prison
Senator Orji Kalu has been released from prison. Online media quoted a source close to the former governor as saying Kalu returned to his Abuja residence yesterday evening.
A Federal High Court in Lagos had on Tuesday granted a motion seeking his release from the Kuje Prison custody.
Justice Mohammed Liman before whom the applicant’s motion was pending, granted the prayer of the applicant and ordered the release of Kalu.
Kalu was sentenced to 12 years for a N7.2 billion fraud. The verdict was handed down by Justice Mohammed Idris on December 5, 2019, while his co-defendant, Jones Udeogo bagged a 10-year jail term.
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