Lawan leads Senators to Orji Kalu’s residence

Nigerian Senate president Ahmed Lawan and Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu during a visit to the latter's house by Nigerian senators.
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Franklin Izuchukwu

Senate President Ahmad Lawan led his colleagues to the residence of Orji Uzor Kalu, chief whip of the red chamber, on Thursday.

The visit took place one day after Kalu, a former governor of Abia, was released from prison following his conviction by a federal high court in Lagos.

Nigerian Senators visit Senator Orji Uzor Kalu after His release from Prison. Orji Uzor Kalu is pictured greeting his guests.

Kalu alongside Ude Jones Udeogu, a former director of finance and account of Abia state were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 36 counts of money laundering to the tune of N7.1 billion, and they were jailed in December.

They appealed the verdict of the court.

The host and his visitors all wore face masks but did not observe social distancing when they posed for photographs.

Nigerian Senators visit Senator Orji Uzor Kalu after His release from Prison.

Recall that on December 5, 2019, Kalu was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment while Udeogu received a 10-year sentence. However, on May 8 2020, the Supreme Court judgment nullified the trial and conviction of Kalu and others because the judge that handled the case lacked jurisdiction.

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