The Nigerian Correctional Service has confirmed that the former Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, was well behaved during his time in prison.
This is coming after the Senator was released from the Kuje custodial centre by the Nigeria Correctional Service on Wednesday.
The lawmaker was released on Tuesday in compliance with the order of the Federal High Court in Lagos.
The spokesperson of the Nigerian Correctional Service, DCC Austin Njoke, confirmed that the former Governor was well behaved in prison.
He stated, “Ex-governor Orji Kalu was released from custody at exactly 5.05 pm on Wednesday. He was discharged after we received the court warrant on his release.”
When asked about Kalu’s six-month stay in prison, Njoku described him as “a well-behaved inmate; he did not give us any trouble at all.”
Kalu was sentenced to 12 years on December 5, 2019, after he was convicted of N7.1bn fraud alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Ltd., and a former Director of Finance in Abia State, Jones Udeogu.
The Supreme Court, however, nullified the convictions on May 8 on the grounds that the judge who presided over the case lacked jurisdiction.