Orji Uzor Kalu wins appeal as supreme courts Upturns his conviction.

The Supreme Court sitting in Abuja on Friday unanimously overturned the conviction of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu in the “N7. 65 billion” fraud.

Senator Kalu a two time Governor of Abia State 1999-2003 has been standing trials over money laundering for 12 years and was finally convicted and sentenced to a 12years jail term.

Senator Kalu was elected into the Senate during the 2019 general election under the ruling party A.P.C. after many trials had his conviction by a Lagos high court for using his company ” Slok Nigeria Limited to defraud Abia State Government for a period of 8years.

Senator Orji Uzor Kalu however challenged the jurisdiction of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court in delivering the sentence. Kalu’s Counsels argument was the chairman of the panel of judges in the person of Justice Idris Mohammed was an Court of Appeal Judge when he delivered the judgement at the Federal High Court that convicted him lacked the power to do so.

But Kalu’s Counsels argument did not hold water as the judges sentenced him.

Today in Abuja the supreme court in her judgment stated that the judgement of the court of appeal delivered is hereby set aside . The court ruled that justice Idris having already being elevated to the appeal court lacked the power to sentence Kalu.

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