Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Thursday night led a delegation of Senate leadership to visit the Senate Chief Whip , Senator Orji Uzor Kalu in his Aso Villa residence , Abuja.
‘The Minister of Foreign Affairs , Geoffrey Onyeama ; Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonna Onu; Hon. Nkiru Onyeojecha , Chief George Muoghalu we’re part of the early callers.
Ahmed Lawan and senate principal officers arrived the Aso-Villa residence at about 7 pm after which they proceeded for a private meeting with Kalu.
Kalu who was Lawan’s classmate in the University of Maiduguri was released yesterday from Kuje Correctional Centre following the judgement of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday which granted a motion seeking his release from the Kuje correctional custody.
Among the federal lawmakers in the delegation were: Ovie Omo-Agege , Senate Deputy President; Abdullahi Yahaya, senate leader; Ajayi Borrofice, deputy senate leader; Sabi Abdullahi, deputy whip; Philip Aduda, minority whip and Sahabi Ya’u, deputy minority whip. Senator Chuka Utazi , Enugu North.
The Nigeria Daily recalls that Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Kalu and Ude Jones Udeogu, a former director of finance and account of Abia state on 36 counts of money laundering to the tune of N7.1 billion and they were jailed in December.
On May 8, the supreme court nullified the trial of Kalu’s co-conviction.
The apex court held that Mohammed Idris, the trial judge who had been elevated to the court of appeal at the time of the case, ought not to have presided over the matter while he was an appeal court judge.
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