Orji Kalu: Jail more corrupt politicians, ex-governors - Ohanaeze group tells Buhari

Orji Kalu: Jail more corrupt politicians, ex-governors - Ohanaeze group tells Buhari

- Ohanaeze youth has hailed the court's judgement on Orji Kalu

- A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had on Thursday, December 5, sentenced Kalu to 12 years imprisonment

- The group, however, urged President Buhari to jail more corrupt politicians and ex-governors

Apparently satisfied with the judgement of Federal High Court that sentenced the former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo youth council worldwide, on Friday, December 6, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to identify more corrupt politicians and ex-governors and jail them.

Vanguard reports that a statement signed by the group's president general, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and its secretary-general, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, described Buhari’s anti-corruption stance as impartial, noting that Kalu’s conviction would be a deterrent to other corrupt politicians.

Legit.ng gathered that the group said the conviction of Kalu over N7.65bn looted during his tenure as Abia state governor, was clear evidence that President Buhari’s regime would not spare anyone in his anti-corruption crusade.

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The statement read: “Orji Kalu’s conviction contradicts the belief that APC is safe haven for looters but it shows that looters seeking refuge in APC and those seen as sacred cows and untouchables may not escape the full weight of the law, having betrayed people’s trust through siphoning huge funds meant for development and dividends of democracy.

“Sen Orji Kalu will definitely appeal the court's judgment that sentenced him to 12 years imprisonment over corruption charges and theft of N7.65bn of Abia state government money, but this judgment is an eye opener for Nigerians that joining APC will not absolve any corrupt politician from being jailed."

The group, however, pleaded with President Buhari to jail more former governors whose corruption cases have been swept under the carpet, adding that no politician should be spared on the fight against corruption.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian presidency reacted over the conviction of Kalu, the Senate chief whip, by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

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