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NCoS: Orji Kalu Was A Well Behaved Prisoner

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Following the release of from the Kuje custodial centre, the Correctional Service says he was well-behaved during his time at the facility.

NCoS: Orji Kalu Was A Well Behaved Prisoner
NCoS: Orji Kalu Was A Well Behaved Prisoner

The former state governor was freed on Wednesday following an order for his release by a Federal High Court in .

The PUNCH quoted the NCoS spokesman, DCC Austin Njoku, to have described Kalu as “a well-behaved inmate” who “did not give us any trouble at all.”

Confirming his release, Njoku said the “Ex-governor Orji Kalu was released from custody at exactly 5.05 pm on Wednesday. He was discharged after we received the court warrant on his release.”

The Abia North Senator was sentenced to 12 years in prison following his conviction in a N7.1bn fraud alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Ltd., and a former Director of Finance in , Jones Udeogu.

The , however, nullified the convictions on May 8 on the grounds that the judge who presided over the case lacked jurisdiction.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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