Orji Uzor-Kalu who’s the chief whip of the Nigerian Senate and former governor of Abia State, is already to return to court after he was slammed 12-year jail term for stealing N7.16bn while he was serving as governor in Abia State, but this time he’s coming to file a stay of execution on the jail term placed on him on Thursday, December 5.
Orji Uzor-Kalu’s legal team are working on this course after he and a former director of finance in his then administration, Ude Udeogo, were sentenced to jail by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State, Nigeria.
A statement from Daily Sun shows that one of Orji Uzor-Kalu s lawyers, Chief Charles Ewelunta, said the senator’s lawyers now has the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the judgement from the court.
Ewelunta said the CTC was currently being studied to aid the team in filing an appeal that would be preceded by an application for stay of execution and bail.
Media reports has it that the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has requested that the prison uniform to be handed the convicted senator should be written ‘corruption villain’.
CACOL made the statement on Friday, December 6, in reaction to the sentencing of the corrupt former governor of Abia State by a Federal High Court.
CACOL leader Debo Adeniran, further urged the federal government of Nigeria to ensure that all the former governor’s assets, liquid or solid, be seized and returned to Abia people to help provide immediate relief in the state.