The president Muhammdu Buhari aide and All Progressives Congress (APC) have reacted to Thursday’s conviction of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, for N7.1 billion fraud.
Kalu, who currently represents Abia North Senatorial District in the 9th Senate, was sentenced to 12 years in jail after Justice Idris Mohammed found him guilty of all 39 counts filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
A former Director of Finance and Accounts under Kalu’s tenure as Abia governor, Ude Udeogu, also bagged 10 years imprisonment after being found guilty on 34 counts. The ex-governor’s company, SLOK limited, was ordered to be wound up by the court.
Reacting, President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal assistant on social media, Lauretta Onochie, hailed the judgment in a tweet.
Onochie noted that Kalu was convicted despite belonging to the ruling APC.
In its reaction, the APC, United Kingdom chapter, hailed the EFCC for securing the judgement against Kalu who is the current Chief Whip of the Senate.