Former Abia state governor, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu received a rousing welcome when he returned to his state on Monday, July 27, months after he was released from prison.
Kalu was sentenced to 12 years in prison, December 2019, after he was convicted for N7.1bn fraud alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and a former Director of Finance during his tenure, Ugo Udeogu, CEOAFRICA report.
The Supreme Court on May 8, 2020, then nullified Kalu and Udeogo's conviction on grounds that the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, lacked the jurisdiction to have presided over their case. He was released from Kuje prison on June 3, 2020.
On Monday, July 27, he made a triumphant return to the state and was received by his teeming supporters.
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