A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, to 12 years’ imprisonment for N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering.
The court convicted Orji Kalu, now a senator, on all the 39 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission charge.
Orji Kalu was charged alongside a former Commissioner for Finance, in the state Jones Udeogu, and his company, Slok Nig. Ltd.
While Orji Kalu and his company were found guilty of all the 39 counts, Jones Udeogu was convicted on 34 counts and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
The court ordered that the Slok Nig. Ltd. Should be wound up and its assets forfeited to the Federal Government.