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Supreme Court judgement: Uzor Kalu faces fresh conditions in Kuje prison



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After he was pronounced released by the apex court on Friday, the Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu was still at the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, (Kuje Prisons).

The former governor of Abia State was still at the facility because a certified true copy of the judgement which set Kalu free has not been served on the prison authority as at Monday.
In a statement to newsmen on Monday, Mr Austin Njoku, Spokesperson of the service said can only be allowed to go when it receives the true copy of the judgement from the supreme court authorising Kalu’s release from its custody.

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Njoku said; “How can we refuse to release him? What is our business with the judgement of the court? We have no business in keeping anybody at will.

“We were not at the Supreme Court. Our own is when they bring the papers for us to release him. The judgement was just on Friday. If papers are transmitted and his name is mentioned as someone to be released, we will release him. We do not keep people against the law. The law does not permit us to do that. We have no business in keeping him.”

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“If they bring the papers to us, we will authenticate the papers to ascertain that it is from a reliable source and we will release him.”

Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission vowed to retry the case in order to return him back to prison.


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