Alleged N7.1bn fraud: Why Supreme Court freed Ex-Gov Kalu, ordered fresh trial of case

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Alleged N7.1bn fraud: Why Supreme Court freed Ex-Gov Kalu, ordered fresh trial of case
Alleged N7.1bn fraud: Why Supreme Court freed Ex-Gov Kalu, ordered fresh trial of case

….I shall henceforth dedicate my time to fight injustice —Ex-Gov Kalu

…A system whereby over 70% of all prison inmates population is  made up of people awaiting trial cannot be allowed to continue

…Situations where innocent people are falsely charged with murder just to get them out of the way does not dignify our country and cannot continue

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Abuja

Respite came the way of the embattled former governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday, as the Supreme Court, quashed the judgement that convicted and sentenced him to 12 years imprisonment.

The apex, in a unanimous decision by a seven-man panel of Justices led by Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, nullified the entire proceedings that led to Kalu’s conviction, even as it ordered the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court to re-assign the money laundering charge the Economic and…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper