By Glam & Essence
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday has sentenced former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, to 12 years’ imprisonment for N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering.
The court convicted Kalu,who is now a senator, on all the 39 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charge.
The ex governor was charged alongside a former Commissioner for Finance, in the state Jones Udeogo, and his company, Slok Nig. Ltd.
The judge,Justice Mohammed Idris who sentenced Kalu to 12 years’ imprisonment equally ordered the winding up of Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, charged as third defendant in the case.