The Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, has said that a former Abia State Governor, Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu, who was recently released from its facility, was “well-behaved” during his stay in prison, over his conviction of an alleged N7.1 billion fraud.
Recall, that Kalu breathed the air of freedom, following his release from the Kuje Custodial Centre, by the Nigeria Correctional Service, on Wednesday.
This was in obedience to the Tuesday, order of a Federal High Court in Lagos.
The NCS Spokesman, DCC Austin Njoku, confirmed the development.
He stated: “Ex-Governor Orji Kalu was released from custody at exactly 5:05pm, on Wednesday. He was discharged after we received the court warrant on his release.”
When asked about Kalu’s 6 months stay in prison, Njoku described him as “a well-behaved inmate; he did not give us any trouble at all”.
Kalu was jailed for 12 years, on December 5, 2019, after he was convicted of N7.1 billion fraud, alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Ltd, and a former Director of Finance in Abia State, Jones Udeogu.
The Supreme Court, however, nullified the convictions on May 8, on the grounds that the Judge who presided over the case, lacked jurisdiction, and ordered for a fresh trial.