TIMELINE: Orji Kalu’s travails from Abia govt house to prison
Orji Kalu's first major electoral victory was his election as Abia State governor in 1999.
His political activities before his conviction and sentencing had been dramatic and seen by some as efforts to stave off life in prison.
2006: Mr Kalu left the PDP. He joined the PPA, which he founded.
2007: Mr Kalu also fell out with his successor and former Chief of Staff, Mr Orji, whom he had helped to power. Mr Orji returned to the PDP.
2013 – Abia State University, Aturu, withdrew the degree certificate earlier awarded to Mr Kalu while he was the visitor to the institution. The school said at the time the former governor had breached its regulations. The embarrassing episode was at the peak of a long drawn standoff between him and Mr Orji.
2016: The Supreme Court ruled Mr Kalu should go stand trial, nine years after he started a legal battle to stop his prosecution by the EFCC.
2019 – He contested the Abia North senatorial election as a candidate of the APC. He won.Read more: Premium Times
EFCC, what about those who show off their bullion vans on election days? Congrats on your new residence! May you live long there O da be,others will learn Most Nigerian politicians don’t join politics to impact the life of the masses, they do so to be powerful & enrich themselves. If the sentence for corrupt politicians will be “death”, you will realize that most of them will not be politicians today. The level of impunity is sad.
No basket for rotten tomato's. Orji Kalu knew he doesn't have the immunity of fulanis/yoruba thieves and yet he was carrying on as if he is from kastina I will not be mixing words.... Urji Kalu is guilty as sentenced
BREAKING: Court jails ex-Abia Gov. Orji Kalu 12 years for fraud, money laundering – Daily TrustA Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, to 12 years’ imprisonment for N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering. Good news. So embarrassing Which prison please?
ANALYSIS: Orji Kalu: From Governor to Senator to PrisonerJustice Mohammed Idris pronounced Mr Kalu guilty in a matter that ran in court for 12 years. Sad Lessons! Letter 'R' is what end all
[BREAKING] N7.1bn fraud: Court convicts Orji KaluNah Wash oh Alleluyah
N7.1bn fraud: Mixed reactions as Orji Kalu bags 12 yearsLol taking someone to prison and his phones are still with him If na poor man now na handcuff ooo Kalu was quite brazen in his thieving. A most despicable man. A couple of Hausa and Yoruba brazen thieves and I will consider this fair and square. Steal 7billion get 12years in jail Make hate speech get life sentence. A nation with blind leaders
BREAKING: Orji Uzor Kalu guilty of N7.65bn fraudThe Federal High Court in Lagos has found a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, and two others guilty of N7.65bn fraud. OfficialEFCC OUKtweets officialEFCC OUKtweets The games is changing!!! officialEFCC OUKtweets Ok? What next? I hope that it's not audio trial? officialEFCC OUKtweets How many years?
BREAKING: Nigerian senator Orji Kalu convicted of N7.2 billion fraud - Premium Times NigeriaMr Kalu has been facing trial for over a decade after he was arraigned by the EFCC for allegedly carting away billions of naira while he served as Abia State governor. Amaechi is next He left PDP to APC because he was deceived that his sins are forgiven 🤣 I’m sure his regret are I would have stayed with PDP then face conviction rather than join APC & still facing Conviction.🤣🤣 He killed Abia State