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Orji Uzor Kalu’s Freedom - Supreme Court Decision Has a 41-year-old Precedent

By Ikeddy ISIGUZO A MAJOR knockdown ended today for Senator Uzor Orji Kalu with the Supreme Court’s decision that the former Governor of Abia State, Chief whip of the Senate, was wrongly jailed. The Supreme Court released him 17 days after he spent his 60th birthday in Kuje Prison, his home in the past five months. Also freed were Ude Udeogu, Director of Finance at Government House, Umuahia, in the years that Orji allegedly pillaged the coffers of the State to the tune of N7.1 billion, and Kalu’s compan

  2 years ago ago
Orji Uzor Kalu’s Freedom - Supreme Court Decision Has a 41-year-old Precedent

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Orji Uzor Kanu: As the Court Pleases

“I look forward to rejoining my colleagues in the Senate, as soon as possible” That was that last paragraph of the thank you  press statement released by the Distinguished Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, after his release from the Kuje Prison. Kalu the ex-Governor of Abia State from 1999 to 2017 and a Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District in the National was convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos for defrauding Abia state of about N7billion nai

  2 years ago ago
Orji Uzor Kanu: As the Court Pleases

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Why the supreme Court is right for releasing Orji Kalu (legal perspective)

The Supreme Court was right, legally speaking, to have quashed the conviction of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.  I commend their Lordships for ordering a retrial, though this will be at a great cost to the prosecution team and even the alleged fraud, Kalu.  The judge who convicted Kalu had no business delivering that judgment having been elevated to a higher court at the time of delivering the judgment. He simply lacked the jurisdiction to do so. Perhaps the judge might have deliberately done so to allow for th

  2 years ago ago
Why the supreme Court is right for releasing Orji Kalu (legal perspective)

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Documents which reveal that Orji Kalu asked Judge Idris to conclude his case comes to light

It is no longer news that convicted former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu who represents Abia North in the senate, had his fraud conviction of December 2019, upturned yesterday by a seven man panel of judges led by Justice Ejembi Eko, at the Supreme Court on the ground that, Justice Mohammed Idris, the Judge that convicted him had before the conclusion of the multi-billion naira corruption trial, been elevated to the Court of Appeal. What is however news is that documents have now emerged which reve

  2 years ago ago
Documents which reveal that Orji Kalu asked Judge Idris to conclude his case comes to light

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Why Orji Uzo Kalu Is Still In Kuje Prison, Despite Supreme Court Judgement.

I have gone through the judgement of the Supreme Court delivered on May 8, 2020 in the case of federal government of Nigeria as represented by the EFCC against the former governor of Abia state, Senator Dr Orji Uzo Kalu, former finance director to the Abia state govt, Ude Udeogu and Slok Nig Ltd. Many are surprised that Orji Uzo Kalu had not been released despite the judgement of the Supreme court. I sought and obtained the judgement and these are my findings; 1. The judgement that was delivered on May 8, 2

  2 years ago ago
Why Orji Uzo Kalu Is Still In Kuje Prison, Despite Supreme Court Judgement.

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Latest update on Kalu's case as court fixed new date to hear his case

Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed June 2 to hear an application filed by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, seeking his release from prison. The motion on notice will be heard by Justice Mohammed Liman. Kalu filed the motion on May 12, asking the court to nullify his conviction. Supreme Court, on May 8, held that the fiat issued to Justice Idris to conclude the trial of the defendants after he had been elevated to the Court of Appeal was “a nullity” Which mean Kalu was set free by Supreme court and ordered the

  2 years ago ago
Latest update on Kalu's case as court fixed new date to hear his case

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Orji Kalu Warns His Supporters, To Stop Insulting Judges On His Behalf

Previous Abia State Governor, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu has cautioned his supporters Insulting offending appointed authorities over his prior conviction.  He made the intrigue in a Monday Statement, marked by his Special Assistant, Emeka Nwala.  Kalu, the Senate Chief Whip, said any gathering or individual assaulting judges doesn't have his help as he is an ardent adherent to the legal executive.  The Herald reviews that Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos indicted Kalu, his organization,

  2 years ago ago
Orji Kalu Warns His Supporters, To Stop Insulting Judges On His Behalf

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Orji Uzor Kalu: The Technicalities on which his conviction was Nullified

Orji Uzor Kalu, ambushed law and justices. Let's all remember this: Uzor Orji Kalu who applied that Justice Idris be recalled from Court of Appeal to conclude his trial in the Federal High Court when the later had been elevated is the same Uzor Orji Kalu who later challenged the basis of the recall under S.396(7) Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA). He ambushed law & justice. Orji on the 26th June, 2018 applied to the Appeal Court to allow Justice M. B. Idris to continue in hearing the case he sta

  2 years ago ago
Orji Uzor Kalu: The Technicalities on which his conviction was Nullified

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How Orji Uzor Kalu Ambushed Law and Justice

The Supreme Court shocked Nigerians when on 8th of May, in a unanimous decision by a seven-man panel of Justices declared the ruling of the Federal High Court Lagos which sentenced Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to 12 years imprisonment null and void. Justice Ejembi Eko while delivering the judgement ordered the re-trial of the corruption case which has lingered for almost 13 years now. It would be recalled that Orji Uzor Kalu was convicted for money laundering to the tune of 7.65 billion naira, and sentenced to 1

  2 years ago ago
How Orji Uzor Kalu Ambushed Law and Justice

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Bail Application. Orji kalu's. Faith will Be Decided On 2nd of June 2020

The faith of the chief whip in the Nigerian Senate Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu, with regards to the bail application, will be decided by next month. It was learnt that a Federal High Court in Lagos fixed June 2 to hear his application seeking his release from prison as the motion on notice will be heard by Justice Mohammed Liman. NB.Kalu is currently serving a 12 years jail term at the Correctional Service Centre in Kuje, Abuja for allegedly looting N7.2billion belonging to Abia State. He was sentenced by Justice

  2 years ago ago
Bail Application. Orji kalu's. Faith will Be Decided On 2nd of June 2020

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Senator Uzo Kalu: Supreme Court Nullifies Trial Leading To Conviction, Orders Fresh Trial

In a unanimous judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria led by Justice Olabode Rhodes - Vivour , on Friday , the apex court nullified the entire trial that led to the conviction of Senator Orji Uzo Kalu of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) on the grounds that the constitution does not permit a judge elevated to a higher court to return to a lower court to conclude a part - heard case. Delivering the lead judgment, Justice Ejembi Eko also declared as unconstitutional the provision of section 396 ( 7

  2 years ago ago
Senator Uzo Kalu: Supreme Court Nullifies Trial Leading To Conviction, Orders Fresh Trial

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Does The Supreme Court Have The Right In Setting Aside The Conviction Of Orji Uzor Kalu ?

According to Inibehe Effiong , a constitutional Lawyer and Human Rights Activist gives his take on the current trending issue of Orji Uzor Kalu. The Supreme Court is right in setting aside the conviction of Orji Uzor Kalu. I have always maintained the view that it is unconstitutional for a judge of the Federal High Court who has been elevated to the Court of Appeal to continue to sit over cases at the Federal High Court. As rightly held by the Apex Court, Section 396 of the Administration of Criminal Justic

  2 years ago ago
Does The Supreme Court Have The Right In Setting Aside The Conviction Of Orji Uzor Kalu ?

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Alleged N7.1bn fraud: Why Supreme Court freed Ex-Gov Kalu, The system (innocents) can't be overlooked

A system in which more than 70 percent of the prison population is comprised of prisoners awaiting trial can not be permitted to proceed. Situations in which innocent citizens are wrongly charged with murder only to get them out of the way will not dignify our country and can not continue. Notwithstanding, the controversial former governor of Abia State and Senate chief whip, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, quashed the judgment on Friday as the Supreme Court sentenced him to 12 years in jail. In a unanimous decision by

  2 years ago ago
Alleged N7.1bn fraud: Why Supreme Court freed Ex-Gov Kalu, The system (innocents) can't be overlooked