Orji Uzor-Kalu Heads To Court To Avert 12-year jail Term Over Alleged N7.16bn Fraud

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Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu is planning to go to court with an application for stay of execution of the 12-year jail term slammed on him – Uzor-Kalu’s lawyers confirmed plan to also appeal the judgment of the Federal High Court in Lagos which jailed him.

The lawyers say they are already studying the certified true copy of the judgment Former governor of Abia state and chief whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Uzor-Kalu, is set to return to court, this time to file a stay of execution on the 12-year jail sentence slammed on him.

His lawyers are said to be carrying this out on his behalf after he and a former director of finance in his administration, Ude Udeogo, were handed jail sentences by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

Daily Sun quoted one of Uzor-Kalu’s lawyers, Chief Charles Ewelunta, as saying the senator’s legal team now has the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the judgment. He said the CTC was being studied to help the team in filing an appeal that would be preceded by an application for stay of execution and bail.

 


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