The Supreme Court on Friday, April 8, nullified the conviction of former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.
DAILY POST had reported that Kalu was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment over N7.16 billion fraud by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on December 5.
Justice Mohammed Idris had convicted Kalu on a 39 count of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
However, on Friday, the Supreme Court gave a fresh order, stopping the judgment.
The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court will reassign the case for a fresh trial.