By Vizy Francis
The Supreme Court on Friday nullified the conviction of former Abia State governor Orji Uzor Kalu.
Senator Kalu was convicted and sentenced to 12 years for fraud while he was governor for eight years through his company, Slok Nigeria Limited.
However, the apex court in its judgment declared that the judgement of the court of appeal delivered is set aside
The court ruled that justice Idris having already being elevated to the appeal court lacked the power to sentence Kalu.
After his sentencing, Kalu challenged the jurisdiction of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court chaired by Justice Mohammed Idris to sentence him.
Kalu argued that court of appeal Judge who delivered the judgement at the Federal High Court to convict him lacked the power to do so.
Despite the objections raised by Senator kalu’s counsels , the appeal court judge proceeded with the case at the high Court and sentenced Senator Kalu.
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