The Senator representing Abia North Senatorial district, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu, has regained his freedom following his release from Kuje Custodial Centre by the Nigeria Correctional Service on Wednesday.
Switch Nigeria had on Tuesday reported how a Federal High Court in Lagos, had ordered for the former governor of Abia State to be set free, following the nullification of his jail sentence sometimes in May.
The Nigeria Correctional Service spokesman, DCC Austin Njoku, who confirmed the development, said the senator was freed at 5:05 pm.
He said, “Ex-governor Orji Kalu was released from custody at exactly 5:05 pm on Wednesday. He was discharged after we received the court warrant on his release.”
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.