Justice Idris Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Lagos, has sentenced ex Abia Governor, and now Senator, Orji Uzor Kalu to 12 years imprisonment for fraud.
This comes after the High Court declared the former Abia state governor guilty of N7.1bn fraud charges brought up against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as the trial Judge found Kalu and his co-defendants guilty of the 39 counts filed against them by the EFCC.
While being escorted out of court, Kalu, who is the Senate’s Chief Whip, begged the prison warders not to handcuff him in public. “Where are you taking us to now? Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.” he said