Ex-Abia Gov. Uzor-Kalu bags 12-year imprisonment over N7.2bn fraud


A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday, sentenced a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment for N7.2 billion fraud.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned the ex-governor alongside his former Commissioner for Finance, Jones Udeogo, and a company, Slok Nigeria Limited on a 39-count charge of fraud and money laundering.

While Kalu and his company were found guilty of all the 39 charges, Udeogo was convicted on 34 and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

The court ordered that the company be wound up and its assets forfeited to the Federal Government.


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