Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Thursday led a delegation to visit Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who was recently released from Kuje correctional facility.
Senator Kalu who is the Chief Whip’s was recently released from Kuje following the orders of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
Senator Kalu who was a two-time governor of Abia State and two others were found guilty of the N7.65billion fraud, in an amended 39 counts which was filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Senator on Decemver 5, 2019 had bagged a 12years imprisonment after he was initially found guilty of conspiring and diverting the said sum of N7.65bn from the Abia State coffers, during his time as governor.
However, Justice Mohammed Liman ordered Senator Kalu’s release on the 2nd of June 2020, following Kalu’s application for the court to free based on subsequent verdict from the Supreme Court that had set aside the judgement convicting him and ordered a fresh trial.
The Supreme Court had on May 8, 2020, set aside the formers governors’ conviction by Justice Mohammed Idris.
The Supreme Court, in its verdict held that Justice Idris gave the judgment without jurisdiction.