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Orji Uzor Kalu will Receive Full Salaries, Allowances In Prison – Senate

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The convicted Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, will continue to receive his salaries and all other entitlements while in prison, the Senate has said.This is despite that he will not be performing any legislative function from prison.The spokesperson of the Senate, Godiya Akwashiki, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday.He said despite the conviction, Mr Kalu remains a sitting senator and will be paid all of his entitlements in full.He said until the case gets to Surpeme Court and a final judgement is given, Mr Kalu remains a serving lawmaker.All his entitlements will be paid. There is no cause for alarm. In fact, even if Court of Appeal says they have upheld the judgement of the lower court, he still has the right to go to Supreme Court. So once the Supreme Court says, yes, the judgement is okay, then that’s the final,” he explained.Earlier, Mr Akwashiki said Mr Kalu’s seat will not be declared vacant.

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