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BREAKING: Orji Kalu hires six SANs, 12 lawyers to secure release from Prison

A former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has hired 12 lawyers, including six Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), to secure his release from prison.

Orji is serving a 12-year jail term at the Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja for looting N7.65billion belonging to the Abia State Government.

He has filed a motion on notice against the Federal Government at the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking to set aside his trial and conviction of last December 5.

A May 12, 2020 court process lists his 12-man team of lawyers as:

 Prince Lateef Fagbemi SAN;

Awa U. Kalu SAN;

Chris Uche SAN;

Dr. U. Olatoke, SAN;

Chef H.O Alolabi, SAN;

Sylvester Elema SAN;

 Ikoro N. A. Ikoro;

Omosanya Popoola;

C. Obidike; Nnamdi Awa Kalu;

Vivien Udora and

 A S. Amire.

In the motion, he argued that no legal basis exists for his continued incarceration because the Supreme Court on May 8 pronounced his trial a nullity and freed his co-defendant Jones Udeogu.

Details later….

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Uche Emmanuel

Uche Emmanuel is a seasoned editor and reporter. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. He studied Psychology. A blogger for the past 5 years.

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