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Former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, was seen asking prison warders, “where are you taking us to?” After his sentencing.
Kalu, who is the Senate Chief Whip also begged the prison warders not to handcuff him in public.
Punch Newspaper is reporting that, the former governor, who appeared shaken, said, “Where are you taking us to now? Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.”
Kalu’s associate, Udeogu, was sentenced to 10 years in prison while the company which was used in perpetrating the fraud, Slok Limited, was ordered to be wound up by Justice Idris Mohammed.
He served as the chairman of the Borno Water Board and the chairman of the Cooperative and Commerce Bank Limited. Kalu was also a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) and the chairman of the PPA Board of Trustees.
He was the party’s presidential candidate in the April 2007 general election.
He is currently a member of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and a close ally and supporter of President Buhari.
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