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Court Orders Orji Kalu’s Release From Prison

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the release of Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, from prison.

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Kalu had filed an application asking the court to order his release from the Nigerian Correctional Service, Kuje, Abuja, after his conviction was nullified by the Supreme Court.

Mohammed Liman, judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos, had fixed June 2 to hear the application.

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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.

On December 5, 2019, Kalu was sentence to 12 years imprisonment while Udeogu got a 10-year sentence.

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However, their conviction was nullified on May 8 by the apex court.

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The court said the trial judge, Mohammed Idris, had been elevated to the court of appeal at the time of the case and was not supposed to preside over the matter.

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