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Orji Kalu Will Receive Full Salaries, Allowances In Prison – Senate

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Orji Uzor Kalu

The Nigerian Senate has explained that former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, will continue to receive his salaries and all other entitlements while serving his prison sentence.

Godiya Akwashiki, the spokesperson of the Senate, who made this known on Sunday, December 8, said Kalu will be paid all of his entitlements in full because he remains a sitting senator despite his conviction.

It was gathered that Akwashiki said the convicted chief whip of the Senate remains a serving lawmaker until the case gets to Supreme Court and a final judgement is given.

He said: “He is still a senator. This is the first court. The matter is going to Supreme Court so, he still has the opportunity to appeal up to the Supreme Court level. Of course they will pay him. Because he is a sitting senator just like I said…if you file for appeal, you are still serving and so they will pay you. All his entitlements will be paid.

“The spokesperson of the Senate explained that even if the Court of Appeal upheld the judgement of the lower court, Kalu still has the right to go to Supreme Court. He said it is only the Supreme Court that holds the final judgement over Kalu’s conviction.”

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. William

    December 24, 2019 at 6:00 am

    This is why we are where we are today. You are shamelessly going to pay a person who defrauded the people his full entitlements as what? Will he be sitting from prison for Nigerians or what’s your justification for paying him. This is simply what you guys do, receiving pay without working. Nigeria Senate is a disgrace. God will soon bring some of your out, the game just began

  2. Kelvin Agbogidi

    December 10, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Hmmm…. Why will a convict still be receiving salary from a political office? It doesn’t tell good about Nigeria

  3. Nickson Charles

    December 9, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    That’s good

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