Orji Uzor Kalu’s lawyer reacts to APC senator’s conviction






Following the conviction of former Governor of Abia and Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu of alleged N7.65bn fraud, his lawyer has declared that there was no cause for alarm.

Kalu and two others were found guilty of N7.65bn fraud by the Federal High Court in Lagos, presided by Justice Mohammed Idris.


Kalu’s co-defendants are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Udeh Udeogu. Udeogu was the Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Kalu’s tenure as governor.


However, Victor Etie, Esq. Kalu’s lawyer, who spoke with newsmen while reacting in an interview on Thursday, faulted the judgement, insisting that it was unknown to law and cannot stand.

“This is just a temporal distraction from his (Kalu’s) legislative duty, we are challenging it. We are sure of victory just like the Tribunal case. The ruling cannot stand.



“How can you say a company (Slok) that has been in existence before he became governor should be wind up? Does it make sense?” He queried.

Asked if the judgement has direct legal implications on his (Kalu’s) seat as Senator and office as Chief Whip, Barr. Otie said the positions would not be affected.

“Kalu remains a Senator and Senate Chief Whip, the position and office as Senator are not affected”, he said.


On whether the court ruling would be appealed, the legal practitioner said the judgement will be appealed from the Appeal Court up to the Supreme Court, insisting that there was no cause for alarm.


Orji Uzor Kalu’s lawyer reacts to APC senator’s conviction Orji Uzor Kalu’s lawyer reacts to APC senator’s conviction Reviewed by JNJ GLOBAL GIST on December 06, 2019 Rating: 5

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