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Kalu Bags 12-Year Jail Term, Begs Not To Be Handcuffed      
Kalu leaving the court amidst tight security 
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Kalu Bags 12-Year Jail Term, Begs Not To Be Handcuffed     

Funsho Akinwale

The former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars over a fraud case worth N7.1 billion.

While he was led away after the sentence, he was heard pleading with the warders not to handcuff him in public.

The former governor, who appeared shaken, said, “Where are you taking us to now? Please, don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.”

Three unidentified women within the court premises were also seen weeping as Kalu was led away.

Udeogu, Kalu’s associate, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, while the company which was used in perpetrating the fraud, Slok Limited, was ordered to be shut down by Justice Idris Mohammed.