Court Rejects Ex- Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu’s Medical Bail Request

Court rejected th formal governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu bail request to proceed for medical check up.

The formal governor was sentenced to 12-years in prison for fraud of N7.1 billion in Lagos earlier this month.

The application presented to the court today revealed that, Orji Kalu who is also the senator representing Abia North requested that he should be granted post-conviction bail on health grounds.

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) said that for a convict who is sentence by a qualified court cannot be granted bail.

Council representing Orji Kalu challenged Justice Mohammed Idris during the appeal and argued that his client deserved bail for the condition which he was sentenced since the medical equipment in the prison were not efficient.

The court adjourned the hearing to 23rd December.

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