Convicted ex-gov Kalu begs prison officials: Please don’t handcuff me in public

Former Abia State Governor, Mr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, was heard asking prison warders, “Where are you taking us to?” after his sentencing.

Kalu, who is Senate Chief Whip, also begged prison warders not to handcuff him in public.

As Kalu and his co-defendants were being removed from the dock by prison officials, they attempted to handcuff him.

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

Two unidentified women were also seen weeping as Kalu was being led away.

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

 

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