Ex-Abia Governor Kalu gets June 2 date

Federal High Court Lagos has fixed June 2 to application by the Ex-Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, seeking his release from prison.

The motion on notice will be heard from Justice Mohammed Liman.

Hew was sentenced to prison on December 5, 2019 to serve 12 yeras imprisonment by Justice Mohammed Liman, while his co-defendant, Jonnes Udeogu, had bagged 10-year jail term.

Orji Uzor Kalu, is currently serving his a 12-year term at Correntional Service Center in kuje, Abuja, for allegedly looting 7.2 billion belonging to Abia State.

The Senate's term has hired a 12-man team of Lawyers, including six Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN)s, to prosecute his freedom bid.

He filled the motion on May 12, asking the court to nullify his conviction.

Following Udeogu’s appeal, the Supreme Court on May 8 held that the fiat issued to Justice Idris to conclude the case after he had been elevated to the Court of Appeal was “a nullity”.

The highest Court set aside Idris’ verdict “as it pertains or relates to the appellant (Udeogu)”.
It ordered Udeogu’s freedom and the retrial of his case.

Kalu is contending that no legal basis exists for his continued incarceration following the Supreme Court’s judgment which declared his trial a nullity and freed Udeogu.

Source: The Nation

Tread Started by: Neon Emmanuel On 10:25am May 21