Recently exonerated senator and former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, will be released from prison soon after a Federal High Court in Lagos ordered his release from prison.
Justice Mohammed Liman made the order weeks after his conviction was nullified by the supreme court.
In December 2019, Kalu was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was convicted of N7.1bn fraud alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and a former Director of Finance at the Abia State Government House, Jones Udeogu.
The Supreme court on May 8, 2020, nullified Kalu and Udeogo’s conviction on grounds that the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, lacked the jurisdiction to have presided over their case.
Kalu immediately approached the Federal High Court and filed an appeal for his release. The ruling was delivered today in his favor.