conviction, Mr Kalu’s lawyers pleaded with the court for a favourable sentence.
Honrourable Idris was not impressed sentencing Orji Uzor Kalu, to a maximum of 12 years imprisonment for N7.65bn fraud, among other multiple sentences ranging from 3 years to 5 years on all 27 counts.
Justice Mohammad Idris also convicted and sentenced his two other accomplices who were also found guilty.
They got multiple sentences between 10 years and 3 years.
Kalu’s co-defendants are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited; and Udeh Udeogu, who was Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Kalu’s tenure as governor.
The judge also ordered that Slok be wound up and its assets forfeited to the Federal Government.
Mr Kalu has been facing trial for over a decade after he was
arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for
allegedly carting away billions of naira while he served as Abia State