Court dismisses Kalu’s post-conviction bail application

Tue Dec 24th, 2019 - Abia

Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court, Lagos has dismissed the post-conviction bail application filed by former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

The judge ruled yesterday that the sitting senator for Abia North Kalu should remain in prison custody pending the decision of the Court of Appeal where he is challenging his conviction.Kalu was convicted of a N7.1 billion fraud and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on December 4, 2019 by Justice Mohammed Idris who has since been elevated as an Appeal Court judge.

Dissatisfied, the convict consequently filed a post-conviction bail application through his counsel, Chief Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), claiming that he was battling some health issues that could not be handled in confinement.




source: Guardian