Ex-Governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu will receive full salaries, allowances in prison – Senate
Former Governor of Abia State and the current Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, despite being Convicted will continue to receive his salaries and all other entitlements while in prison, the Senate has said.
The reports has it that the spokesperson of the Senate, Godiya Akwashiki, disclosed this on Sunday. He said despite the conviction, Mr Kalu remains a sitting senator and will be paid all of his entitlements in full.
According to the senate spokesperson, until the case gets to Surpeme Court and a final judgement is given, Mr Kalu remains a serving lawmaker. “He is still a senator. This is the first court. .
The matter is going to Supreme Court so, he still has the opportunity to appeal up to the Supreme Court level. Of course they will pay him. Because he is a sitting senator just like I said…if you file for appeal, you are still serving and so they will pay you.
There is no cause for alarm. All his entitlements will be paid. In fact, even if Court of Appeal says they have upheld the judgement of the lower court, he still has the right to go to Supreme Court. So once the Supreme Court says, yes, the judgement is okay, then that’s the final,” he explained.