Justice Mohammad Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment for N7.65bn fraud, among other multiple sentences ranging from three years to five years on total of 27 counts.
Justice Idris also convicted and sentenced his two other accomplices who were also found guilty of N7.65bn fraud. They got multiple sentences of between three years and 10 years.
Kalu’s co-defendants are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited; and Udeh Udeogu, who was Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House, during Kalu’s tenure as governor of the State.
The judge further ordered that Slok be wound up and its assets forfeited to the Federal Government.