Former Abia state Governor, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been sentenced to 12-years imprisonments by Justice Mohammed Idris of a Lagos Federal High Court for his involvement in money laundering.
Uzor Kalu was found guilty of the 39 count fraud charges preferred against by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.
His former Finance Commissioner Jones Udeogo was also convicted of the same offence. He was found guilty of 34 count charge along with his Company SLOK Nigeria Limited.
The defendant was initially arraigned before the Federal Court 12 years ago but his trial was stalled.
On July 17, 2018, and 11 years after his first arraignment, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) filed a fresh case bordering on 39 count charges of fraud against the former governor of over alleged N7.65bn fraud.