Reports reaching us indicate that former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, has been released from prison. He was held in Kuje Custodial Centre by the Nigeria Correctional Service.
However, a court order from a Federal High Court in Lagos ensured he is released.
According to NCoS spokesman, DCC Austin Njoku, Orji Kalu was released at exactly 5:05 pm.
Confirming the news, DCC Njoku said;
“Ex-governor Orji Kalu was released from custody at exactly 5:05 pm on Wednesday. He was discharged after we received the court warrant on his release.”
Orji Kalu got a 12-year jail on December 5, 2019, after he was found guilty of N7.1 billion fraud.