The Supreme Court has set aside the conviction of former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.
Recall that Orji Uzor Kalu, his company, Slok Nigeria Limited, and a former Director of Finance in Abia State, Jones Udeogo; were convicted on December 4, 2019, for a N7.1 billion fraud.
While Kalu got 12 years imprisonment, Udeogo was sentenced to 10 years in jail.
That was in a criminal charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice Mohammed Liman.
They were convicted for defrauding the Government of Abia State when Kalu was governor for eight years using Slok Nigeria Limited.
Orji Uzor Kalu had filed an appeal challenging the conviction, but in March this year, the Appeal Court in Abuja dismissed the appeal which challenged the jurisdiction of the court that convicted Kalu.
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