Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, who is the current Chief Whip of the Senate and others, was in December last year, convicted and sentenced for N7.1bn fraud, he was later on released few days ago. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday night, led other principal officers of the red chamber to welcome back one of their members, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, from the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kuje, Abuja.
The verdict of the apex court was not categorical on whether Kalu should be released from prison or not and his lawyers decided to approach a Federal High Court in Lagos for the interpretation of the judgment. The Federal High Court led Justice Mohammed Liman before whom the applicant’s motion was pending, however, granted the prayer of the applicant, and ordered the release of Kalu, from the Kuje prison custody on Tuesday.
The Senator was invariably released on Wednesday by the authorities of the Kuje prisons.