Lawan leads other senators to Orji Kalu’s residence

Orji Uzor Kalu played host to the Senate President of Nigeria, Ahmad Lawan, and other senators on Thursday.

The team of senators led by Ahmad Lawan visited Kalu, chief whip of the red chamber, a day after he was released from Kuje prison following his conviction by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Kalu, former governor of Abia, was jailed alongside Ude Jones Udeogu, a former director of finance and account of Abia state.

They were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 36 counts of money laundering to the tune of N7.1 billion.

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They were found guilty and jailed in December. But Udeogu appealed the verdict of the court.

Following his appeal, the Supreme Court on May 8, 2020, ordered that Udeogu should be released and the retrial of his case.

However, Kalu who was not part of this appeal contended that no legal basis existed for his continued incarceration following the Supreme Court’s judgment which declared the whole trial a nullity and freed Udeogu.

However, at Kalu’s residence on Thursday, all the senators wore face masks but did not observe social distancing when they posed for photographs.

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