Anti Corruption Crusade In Nigeria
Former governor of Abia state and chief whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor-Kalu, is set to return to court, this time to file a stay of execution of the 12-year jail sentence slammed on him on Thursday, December 4.
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Abia state, Donatus Nwankpa, has described the court verdict that sentenced the former Abia governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, to 12 years in prison over N7.65 billion fraud as unfair.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has asked the prison uniform to be handed convicted Orji Uzor-Kalu should bear the tag ‘corruption villain’.
After a 12-year trial, a former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, was on Thursday, December 5, sentenced to 12 years in prison after being convicted by the Federal High Court in Lagos of N7.1bn fraud.
The federal government in its bid to strengthen the fight against corruption on Thursday December 5, instructed auditors-general to block avenues through which funds are stolen at the local governments/area councils.
The federal government is said to have commenced a fresh move to recover about N20 trillion from six defaulting oil companies as part of the revenue accruing to Nigeria.