Orji Uzor Kalu, the former governor of Abia State and the present Senate’s Chief Whip of APC dominated senate was sentenced to 12 years in prison at Federal High Court in Lagos by Justice Mohammed Idris. Kalu was found guilty of 39 counts of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering.
Kalu’s co-defendants are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Udeh Udeogu. Udeogu was the Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Kalu’s tenure as governor was sentenced for 10 years in prison.
The court also ordered that the Slok Nig. Ltd. should be wound up and its assets forfeited to the Federal Government.
Kalu after the judgment was seen wiping his tears with a white handkerchief, the Nation reports.
Speaking after sentencing while been whisked away by the warders, Kalu said: “‘2023, here we come.”
He, however, begged the wardens not to handcuff him in public.
“Where are you taking us to now?
” Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you,” Kalu requested.
Credit Daily Post