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Presidency Reacts As Orji Uzor Kalu Gets 12-Years Imprisonment



Orji Uzor Kalu

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has reacted to the 12-years prison sentence handed down to Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.

Naija News reports that the Federal High Court in Lagos found the former governor of Abia state guilty of 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.

Reacting in a post on his Facebook page on Thursday, Babafemi Ojudu warned that those stealing public funds that they will also be jailed.

“Those of you stealing now will have your day too. It shall not be long.

“Breaking: N7.65bn Fraud: Orji Uzor Kalu, APC Senator to spend 12 years in jail,” he wrote.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.