I need to see my herbalist – Orji Kalu tells Court
Former governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu told Justice Mohammad Liman that he is battling serious health challenges and he needs to seek the medical services of his herbalist.
The Senate’s Chief Whip and senator representing Abia North Senatorial District claimed that the medical facilities in the correctional centre cannot handle his ailment.
Kalu, who was convicted of the offenses by Justice Mohammad Idris on December 5, is serving his term at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Lagos.
The judge convicted Kalu, a Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Kalu’s tenure, Udeh Udeogu, and Kalu’s firm, Slok Nigeria Ltd on each of the 39 counts.
Justice Mohammed Idris sentenced Kalu to 133 years imprisonment, Udeogu to 56 years imprisonment and ordered that Slok be wound up and its assets forfeited to the Federal Government.
The sentences will run concurrently, the judge said, meaning Kalu will only spend a maximum of 12 years in jail.