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A former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, has regained his freedom following his release from Kuje Custodial Centre by the Nigeria Correctional Service on Wednesday.
His release was in obedience to the Tuesday order of a Federal High Court in Lagos.
The NCoS 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.