Former Abia State Governor and current Senator; Orji Uzor Kalu, has been sentenced to a 12-year jail term. The news broke earlier today during the conviction at the Federal High Court, Lagos.
He was prosecuted for fraud involving NGN 7.65B between 1999 and 2007 when he was governor of Abia state. Reports hold that the ex-governor has been prosecuted between 27 and 39 counts by the EFCC.
The court has ordered forfeiture of all assets of his company to the Federal Government.
Nigerians react to this news as they express their ‘satisfaction’ with the corrupt state of the nation and its leaders. See some tweets below:
Orji Uzor Kalu, who was prosecuted on a 27 counts by the EFCC has been sent to 12yrs imprisonment.
1 down, 100001 to go pic.twitter.com/b8D5xijtGv
— Princess Ife❤️ (@ife_luv12) December 5, 2019
The Conviction of Ex Gov. Orji Uzor Kalu is a big win for the EFCC and President Buhari administration. Create a special court for Corruption trials and subject ALL the past governors to trial.
— Sunday Ogo (@Sidac06) December 5, 2019