Supreme court nullifies Orji Kalu’s conviction, orders fresh trial

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The Supreme Court has nullified the conviction of Orji Kalu, senator representing Abia North Senatorial District.

Mr Kalu, prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was sentenced to 12 years for 7bn fraud when he held sway as Abia governor.

In its ruling on Friday, the apex court nullified the sentence and ordered the Chief Judge of the Federal high Court to reassign the case for a fresh trial.

Details later.

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