Court jails Orji Kalu 12 years for fraud, money laundering

Benjamin Okorie
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<p class="">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.</p> <h1>The court convicted Kalu, now a senator, on all the 39 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charge.</h1> <p class=""><strong>Kalu </strong>was charged alongside a former Commissioner for Finance, in the state <strong>Jones Udeogu</strong>, and his company, Slok Nig. Ltd.</p> <p class="">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.</p> <p class="">The court ordered that the Slok Nig. Ltd. Should be wound up and its assets forfeited to the Federal Government</p> <p class="">Full details later...</p>
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