The former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by the Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday.
The Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District has been found guilty on all the 39-count charges filed against him.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had charged the senator with N7.65billion fraud while in office as the Abia State governor between 1999 and 2007.
Kalu was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former director of finance, Ude Udeogu.
The court also ordered forfeiture of all assets of his company to the federal government.