Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has begged the prison warders not to disgraced him further by handcuffing publicly. He was also seen asking prison warders, “where are you taking us to?”.Please do not handcuff me in public.”
Kalu, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud. Mr Kalu suggested that he has a role to play in the national politics of 2023.
Kalu, the Senate’s Chief Whip smiled at reporters and said, ‘2023, here we come. He was thereafter led out of the courtroom by Correctional Services officials after his sentencing.
The former governor, who appeared shaken, said, “Where are you taking us to now? Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.”
Kalu wiped tears from his eyes with a white handkerchief as Justice Mohammed Idris began reading an abridged version. Idris read 228-page judgment indicting Kalu.
Justice Idris Mohammed sentenced Mr Udeogu to 10 years imprisonment. Mohammed also judged that Slok Limited should cease to function. He said it was the company Kalu and his associate used in perpetrating the fraud.
The case began in 2007, 12 years ago, when they were first arraigned for the offences, but before a different judge.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an amended 39 counts, proved Orji Kalu guilty.
The 39 counts proved that Kalu and associate conspired and divert N7.65bn from the coffers of the Abia State