A former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, is to remain in Kuje Prison despite the Supreme Court Judgement declaring his trial null and void, The Nation is reporting.
According to the highly referred newspaper, 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 Appellant, Ude Jones Udeogu, who challenged the propriety of a Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, to try him.
The Comptroller-General of Nigeria Correctional Service, Jaafar Ahmed, has also refused to release Kalu because there was no any order from the Supreme Court.
It was learnt Kalu may have to approach the Court of Appeal, where he has a pending matter, to ask for his release following the dismissal of the judgment of the Federal High Court, Lagos by the Supreme Court.