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Breaking: Supreme Court nullifies Orji Uzor Kalu’s 12-year conviction

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The Supreme Court on Friday nullified the conviction of former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Kalu was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment over N7.16 billion fraud by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on December 5.

Justice Mohammed Idris had convicted Kalu on a 39 count of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

However, on Friday, the Supreme Court gave a fresh order, stopping the judgment.

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court will reassign the case for a fresh trial.

Details later…

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