Senator Orji Kalu Jail 12 Years Over N7.1bn Fraud - Politics,Gossips & Nollywood

Senator Orji Kalu Jail 12 Years Over N7.1bn Fraud

A former governor of Abia State and senator, Orji Uzor Kalu, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by the Federal High Court in Lagos over a N7.1bn fraud.

Kalu was found guilty of the charges brought against him and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Justice Mohammed Idris, who handed down the sentence, also ordered the winding up of Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, charged as third defendant in the case.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleged that Mr Kalu, who was Abia State Governor between 1999 and 2007: “…did procure Slok Nigeria Limited – a company solely owned by you and members of your family – to retain in its account, domiciled with the then Inland Bank Plc, Apapa branch, Lagos, an aggregate sum of ₦7,197,871,208.7 on your behalf.” The ₦7.1 billion was said to have: “formed part of the funds illegally derived from the treasury of the Abia State Government and which was converted into several bank drafts before they were paid into the said company’s account.

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