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…