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How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by opportunes: 6:12am On Jan 14
Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu and former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN) were the latest VIPs to spend the 2019 festivities behind bars over corruption charges despite attempts to secure their release on bail. Beside Kalu and Adoke, former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye and his Taraba counterpart, Jolly Nyame, are also cooling their heels after being sentenced to 10 years and 12 years respectively for corruption. Kalu was on December 5, 2019 sentenced to a 12-year prison term for diversion of N7.2bn by a Lagos Federal High Court alongside a former commissioner for Finance, Jones Udeogu and his company, Slok Nigeria Ltd. Sources told Daily Trust that he spent only one day at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre in Lagos before he was moved to Kuje Correctional Centre in the FCT on December 7.

He later made a post-sentence bail application seeking to be released on medical grounds. But Justice Abdullahi Liman refused the application, wondering why the haste as the appeal against his conviction on a 39-count charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had not been heard by the Court of Appeal.

Sources close to the former governor said he did not mark the Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year holidays in a special way. The source said there were no special gifts to the inmates of the correctional centre, as “he just stayed on his own.”

On his part, Adoke was arrested in Abuja on his return from the UAE on December 9, 2019 by the Interpol, his lawyer Mike Ozekhome (SAN) said. He was handed to the EFCC for investigation over the Malabu oil deal. He was later detained despite a court order, according to the lawyer. Adoke’s bail application suffered a setback on December 31 after the presiding judge, Justice Othman Musa, returned the casefile to the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court for reassignment to the court where he will be arraigned.

EFCC on January 2 obtained a fresh 14 days from the court pending investigation. One of his lawyers, who pleaded anonymity, said he spent the yuletide in the EFCC facility in Abuja facing interrogation by operatives of the commission and reading. “He was given a decent room, but it cannot be as comfortable as his personal house.

He had no time for any kind of celebration because he was interrogated regularly over the Malabu deal and his lawyers were always there,” the lawyer said. The spokesman of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Francis Enobore, who refused to speak on the condition of Kalu in prison, said the safety and comfort of inmates are of great concern to the service, and as such different kinds of offenders are not detained together. He said the service will not refuse any gift by VIP inmates and other public-spirited individuals and organisations as the correctional facilities nationwide are having shortage of materials.

“We try as much as possible to ensure that inmates are kept well. If it is not well with the coat, it will not be well with the person wearing it. So how can we maltreat or keep them in poor environment. It will be in our interest to ensure they are comfortable. When they are sick, the officials don’t sleep in the night. Everybody is on their toes,” he said.
https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/how-kalu-adoke-spent-yuletide-in-detention.html

Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Flexherbal(m): 6:27am On Jan 14
They always call them,correctional facilities. Those who go in there, end up becoming more harden criminals.

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Factfinder1(m): 6:35am On Jan 14
Until I watch a video documentary and see all these people in prison uniforms being treated same way as other inmates i won't believe they are in prison

This is Nigeria

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by EastGold(m): 6:55am On Jan 14
Flexherbal:
They always call them,correctional facilities. Those who go in there, end up becoming more harden criminals.

Go there, come out and let's see if you will change the narratives.

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by FactBoyz: 7:26am On Jan 14
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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by tolexy007(m): 7:27am On Jan 14
grin
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Simplebeauty: 7:27am On Jan 14
grin

"when will ganduje, tinubu mammam daura spend time behind bars "

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Roon9(m): 7:28am On Jan 14
Hmmm
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Skyfornia(m): 7:28am On Jan 14
Good for him
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by thundafire: 7:28am On Jan 14
Kalu is lucky he will eat fat chicken from home unlike others dat will eat watery beans

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Celebrity93(f): 7:28am On Jan 14
Video of them in prison or aidonbilivit.

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by supercase1(m): 7:29am On Jan 14
They only use these ones as scapegoat for APC to coverface!??! when will ganduje, tinubu mammam daura spend time behind bars

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by 9jamag(m): 7:29am On Jan 14
smiley
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Toosure70: 7:29am On Jan 14
Not news.
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by adewumiopeyemi(m): 7:29am On Jan 14
When will they arrest tinubu

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Kingpele(m): 7:29am On Jan 14
Well karma got them real bad
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by wonuks(m): 7:29am On Jan 14
cool
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by agulion: 7:30am On Jan 14
Nothing sweet like freedom,

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by ArcFresky(m): 7:31am On Jan 14
Let us be clear.... If the didn't spend it in Kirikiri or Kuje prisons...
That's not really detention.
Dem no suffer anything.

They were probably under AC, watching news and mumu Nigerians shouting merry Christmas. Smh.
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Gradieu: 7:31am On Jan 14
wont be surprised if they are in some safe house somewhere outside the prison facility...

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by armadeo(m): 7:31am On Jan 14
Lol.
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Kekereekun123: 7:32am On Jan 14
Bintin laye. When u wan steal leave no trail. Orji was daft and stupid

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by kay29000(m): 7:33am On Jan 14
Okay
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Pedrotina11: 7:34am On Jan 14
This is Nigeria ....everybody be criminal...recycling the same old people and we expect a change..
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Pedrotina11: 7:36am On Jan 14
People that the govt are still spending millions to feed in that so called prison...giving them champagne, newspaper to read, Netflix movies, and women to massage and bleep them at will...so called prison, wen u see them in court they wld b looking fresh..so called prison...
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Pedrotina11: 7:37am On Jan 14
Politicians prison is a getaway vacation..
Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by Realstick941: 7:37am On Jan 14
Nigeria is always not fair even in prison these guys will be giving preferencial treatment

The warder will be replying them YES SIR while the thief that stole a chicken will be messlessly treated...As if the SIR is not the bigger thief.

Wonder when we will stop worshiping real criminals

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by JosephXavier(m): 7:37am On Jan 14
He should have decamped to apc

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Re: How Kalu, Adoke Spent Yuletide In Detention by anonimi: 7:39am On Jan 14
supercase1:
They only use these ones as scapegoat for APC to coverface!??! when will ganduje, tinubu mammam daura spend time behind bars

You are too smart walahi.
See as you scatter the zonebees fold with this short, correct analysis. grin






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