Supreme Court nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s conviction

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Friday nullified the conviction of former Abia State governor Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Kalu was convicted of N7.65billion fraud perpetuated when he was Abia State governor between 1999 and 2007. He was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former Abia State director of finance, Ude Udeogu. Continue reading “Supreme Court nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s conviction”

Breaking: Court orders release of Dasuki’s International passport

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama has ordered the release of the International Traveling Passport of retired Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki to him. Continue reading “Breaking: Court orders release of Dasuki’s International passport”

Corruption: EFCC Investigates Theodore Orji, Son for Alleged Diversion of N551bn.

The Nigeria corruption watchdog, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said it had launched a thorough investigation into alleged diversion of over N551 billion by a former Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji and his son, Chinedu, while serving as the governor of the state. Continue reading “Corruption: EFCC Investigates Theodore Orji, Son for Alleged Diversion of N551bn.”

Crime: Kalu gets 12 years imprisonment for fraud

The federal high court in Lagos has sentenced the former governor of Abia State Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to 12 years imprisonment after being found guilty on all the 39-count charges brought against him.

He was convicted of N7.65billion fraud perpetuated when he was 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.