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Orji Uzor Kalu will be paid his full allowance and salaries while in prison – senate

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The Nigerian senate has disclosed that its Chief Whip and convicted former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu will received his full salaries and allowances in prison until the Supreme Court backs the judgement issued by the Federal High Court days ago. 

Nigerian Senate’s spokesperson, Godiya Akwashiki told Premium Times that though the Senator representing Abia North won’t be performing any legislative function from prison, he is still a sitting senator. 

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. There is no cause for alarm. In fact, even if Court of Appeal says they have upheld the judgement of the lower court, he still has the right to go to Supreme Court. So once the Supreme Court says, yes, the judgement is okay, then that’s the final.”

This is coming after he told newsmen that Kalu’s seat won’t be declared vacant. 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Why is the senate acting like ship without an anchor. Is it that they’ve lost their mind totally? How on heart one will not be ashamed to pronounce this kind of ststement ah o ga o.

  2. Where else is it heard that a prisoner earns salaries and allowances? Only in Nigeria and in the administration that says that they are fighting corruption, worst still, for a man that was sentenced for corruptly enriching himself at the expense of the people he was elected to govern.

    May I ask, is he going to be legislating from the prison or representing his people from there?

    What a ridicle! What a shame for this country, this administration and those in power!! Do they think of what the outside world think of us by our actions and pronoucements???

  3. My fellow country people, do they caused Nigerian with money, why salary when you’re in prison? Why should we kill our soul with money – you’re imprison through money – fraud and sentence and you’re still looking for money – it’s a shame on the senate and their conterparts.

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