Aba residents react to Orji Kalu’s 12-year prison sentence

Some Aba residents in Abia have lauded the 12-year jail term handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia, by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Muhammed Idris convicted Mr Kalu on 39 counts of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Aba is the main base of Mr Kalu – now a senator – and some of the residents said that the judgment was a warning to political office holders to be careful.

A lawyer and social critic, Ukpai Ukairo, told NAN: “The judgment is momentous and shows that you can run but cannot hide.

“The judgment shows that though the wheel of justice grinds slowly, it will surely grind very well.

“This is the time for Abia to recover money stolen…

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