The Nigerian Senate Chief Whip and former Abia State governor on Thursday begged prison warders not to handcuff him.
He told them, seeing them approach him with handcuffs, “Where are you taking us to now? Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.”
Kalu made the appeal after a Federal High Court in Lagos, presided over by Justice Mohammed Idris, on Thursday convicted and sentenced him to 12 years imprisonment over N7.6 billion fraud he committed as governor of Abia State between 1999 to 2007.
Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Udeh Udeogu, a former director of finance and accounts in Abia were also convicted with him.
But the senator, as soon as the court ruling was over and warders moved in his direction, begged not to be handcuffed.