Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has regained his freedom 24 hours after a federal court sitting in Lagos has ordered for his release from Kuje prison.

Kalu was jailed for 12 years on December 5, 2019, after he was convicted of N7.1bn fraud alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and a former Director of Finance at the Abia State Government House, Jones Udeogu.