Orji Kalu released from prison


Former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, was has been released from the Kuje Correctional Centre yesterday and he returned to his residence in Abuja.


Kalu who was jailed for 12 years for corruption was released after a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday granted a motion seeking his release from the Kuje Prison custody.

Justice Mohammed Liman before whom the applicant’s motion was pending, granted the prayer of the applicant and ordered the release of Kalu.


Kalu was sentenced to 12 years for a N7.2 billion fraud. The verdict was handed down by Justice Mohammed Idris on December 5, 2019, while his co-defendant, Jones Udeogo bagged a 10-year jail term.