Orji Kalu In Court Over Fraud~NEWSEXTRA - News Extra Online



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Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Orji Kalu In Court Over Fraud~NEWSEXTRA

The former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu has been brought before a Federal High Court in Abuja for retrial over alleged fraud. 

Kalu according to vanguard in may, 2020 has said, "I shall henceforth dedicate my time to fight injustice —Ex-Gov Kalu. A system whereby over 70% of all prison inmates population is  made up of people awaiting trial cannot be allowed to continue. Situations where innocent people are falsely charged with murder just to get them out of the way does not dignify our country and cannot continue."

It will be recalled that Kalu, who piloted affairs of Abia State from 1999 to 2007, was earlier found guilty and handed a 12-year jail term by the Lagos Division of the court. The trial court convicted him alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and a former Director of Finance in Abia State, Jones Udeogu, for allegedly stealing about N7.1billion from the state treasury.

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