Abia State

Orji Kalu to spend 12yrs in jail for fraud, money laundering, says court

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment for N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering. The court convicted Kalu, now a senator, on all the 39 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charge. Kalu was charged alongside a former Commissioner for Finance, in the state Jones Udeogu, and his company, Slok Nig. Ltd. [READ ALSO] “Please don’t handcuff me in public” – Uzor Kalu begs prison officials While Kalu and his company were found guilty of all the 39 counts, Udeogu was convicted on 34 counts and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. The court [Read]

BREAKING: APC Suffers Another Big Blow As Tribunal Sacks Senator Orji Uzor Kalu

UMUAHIA – The National and State Assembly election petitions tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, has sacked Senator Orji Kalu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Abia State. The tribunal also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a supplementary election within 90 days in eight wards in Arochukwu Local Government Area and several polling units in Ohafia and Isukwuato LGAs where votes were cancelled during senatorial election in Abia North senatorial district. [READ ALSO] Tribunal Nullifies Election of Ogun APC Lawmaker, Orders Rerun NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the three-man tribunal led by Justice Cornelius Akintayo ordered the supplementary election while [Read]