Just In: Court Orders Orji Kalu’s Release From Prison

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The battle by the former Governor of Abia, Cheif Orji Uzor Kalu to regain his freedom has gained further traction after the court ruling on Tuesday in a case filed by the Senator.

Kalu had approached the court seeking his release after the Supreme Court ordered his retrial.

Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos granted the application filed by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, to be released from prison.

Mr. Kalu is currently serving a 12-year jail term at the Correctional Service Centre in Kuje, Abuja, for allegedly looting N7.2 billion belonging to Abia state.

But his co-accused, who was sentenced to jail for 10 years, was acquitted by the supreme court, on the ground that the fiat granted to the trial judge, now a justice of the court of appeal, Mohammed Idris, to conclude the case, was unconstitutional.

The federal government’s counsel, led by Rotimi Jacob, didn’t oppose the application moved by Lateef Fagbemi.

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