A Lagos court sentences Orji Uzor Kalu to 12 years imprisonment over N7.1 bn fraud

Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who is the Senate’s Chief Whip has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.

Orji Uzor Kalu sentnced to 12 years imprisonment for N7.1 bn fraud.

The senator was sentenced by Justice Idris Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Lagos. The judge declared Kalu guilty of N7.1 billion fraud charges levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and also declaring him and his co-defendants guilty of the 39 counts filed against them by the anti-graft agency.

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Kalu while being escorted out of court, begged the prison wardens not to handcuff him in public.

Where are you taking us to now? Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.” he said