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Orji Uzor Kalu released from prison

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Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been released from prison. OsmekNews gathered that, a source close to the former governor revealed saying,  Kalu returned to his Abuja residence yesterday evening.

A Federal High Court in Lagos had on Tuesday granted a motion seeking his release from the Kuje Prison custody.

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Justice Mohammed Liman before whom the applicant’s motion was pending, granted the prayer of the applicant and ordered the release of Kalu.

Kalu was sentenced to 12 years for a N7.2 billion fraud. The verdict was handed down by Justice Mohammed Idris on December 5, 2019, while his co-defendant, Jones Udeogo bagged a 10-year jail term.