Orji Uzor Kalu is to remain in Kuje prison despite last Friday’s ruling by the Supreme court nullifying his 12-year-conviction.
Many of Kalu’s associates had expected him to have been released from Kuje prison and reunited with his family.
However this is yet to happen as the Apex Court did not issue any order for Kalu’s release because he did not file any application for such. The judgment only covers the appeal from Udeogu who challenged the propriety of a Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, to have tried him and Kalu in December 2019.
The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Correctional Service, Jaafar Ahmed, has also refused to release Kalu because there was no order from the Supreme Court for his immediate release.