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Court jails former Governor, Orji Kalu 12 years for fraud, money laundering

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, to 12 years’ imprisonment for N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering.

Orji Kalu

The court convicted Kalu, now a senator, on all the 39 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charge.

Also charged along with Mr Kalu is a company, Slok Nig. Ltd.

Mr Idris concluded the trial in August.


On October 22, both the prosecution and defence counsel adopted their written submissions before the court.


The judge then reserved judgement to be delivered today, December 5.


Mr Kalu is currently a senator representing Abia State.

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