A former Abia state governor has been released from prison in Abuja following a court order.
A former Abia Governor Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been released from Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja.
Before his release, Kalu had been serving a 12-year sentence following an order to that effect by the Federal High Court in Lagos.
Justice Mohammad Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the release of Kalu on Tuesday following his conviction last December for alleged looting of N7.65b belonging to Abia.
He was released around 7:30pm.