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Court sentences ex governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years in jail

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The Federal High Court in Lagos has found a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, and two others guilty of N7.65bn fraud. .

Kalu’s co-defendants are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Udeh Udeogu, who was Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Kalu’s tenure as governor.

The current APC Senator was subsequently sentenced to a maximum sentence of 12 years imprisonment for N7.65bn fraud, among other multiple sentences ranging from 3 years to 5 years on 27 counts.

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Justice Mohammad Idris also convicted and sentenced his two other accomplices who were also found guilty of N7.65bn fraud. They got multiple sentences between 10 years and 3 years.

The judge also ordered that Slok be wound up and its assets forfeited to the Federal Government.

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