The Nigeria Correctional Centre on Wednesday released former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, from prison.
Kalu was released from the Kuje Custodial Centre by the Service in obedience to last Tuesday’s order of a Federal High Court in Lagos.
NCoS Public Relations Officer, Austin Njoku, confirmed the development, saying Kalu was freed at about 5:05 pm.
“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,” he said.
On December 5, 2019, Kalu was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was convicted of N7.1 billion fraud alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Ltd., and a former Abia State Government House Director of Finance, Jones Udeogu.