The Chief Whip of the Senate , Orji Uzor Kalu , says he will do his utmost best to ensure the sustenance of Nigeria ’ s democracy .
Kalu stated this on Friday while reminiscing on the labour of past heroes on the occasion of the 2020 Democracy Day celebrations .
“As we commemorate and celebrate the remembrance of Moshood Kashimawo Abiola and other heroes of our hard -fought democracy , I want to assure all Nigerians that I would do my best to ensure its sustenance , ” he tweeted .
Reports gathered that Kalu resumed normal legislative duties at the National Assembly complex earlier this week after he was confined at the Kuje Correctional Centre for six months .
The Senator and others, were in December last year , convicted and sentenced for N 7 . 1 bn fraud .
Justice Mohammed Idris , who was elevated to the Court of Appeal bench , had returned to the Federal High Court in Lagos to complete the case , which started in 2007 .
However , the Supreme Court , in a unanimous decision by a seven – member panel led by Justice Amina Augie , on May 8 this year , held that the Federal High Court in Lagos acted without jurisdiction when it convicted Kalu , his firm , Slok Nigeria Limited and a former Director of Finance in Abia State, Jones Udeogu , in December last year .
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The verdict of the apex court was not categorical on whether Kalu should be released from prison or not and his lawyers decided to approach a Federal High Court in Lagos for the interpretation of the judgment .
The Federal High Court led Justice Mohammed Liman before whom the applicant ’ s motion was pending , however , granted the prayer of the applicant , and ordered the release of Kalu , from the Kuje prison custody on Tuesday.
The Senator was invariably released by the authorities of the Kuje prisons .
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