Senator Orji Kalu To Spend Christmas In Prison As Court Dismisses Bail Application

 

Orji Uzor Kalu
Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state to spend Christmas will prison as a federal high court in Lagos has dismissed the bail application he filed.

Kalu, the senator representing Abia north, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on December 5, 2019, over money laundering, however, he had approached the court seeking bail on grounds of ill health.

Kalu, in the bail application filed on December 17, said he is battling “serious health issues that the medical facilities in the prison cannot handle, ” and that he wouldn’t be able to serve the interest of his constituents in prison.

The bail application was opposed by Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying a convict does not have the right to bail.

Mohammed Liman, the presiding judge, in his Monday ruling held that the application lacked merit. The judge then ordered Kalu to remain in prison until his appeal challenging his conviction is heard.

 

 

1 COMMENT

  1. The Distinguished senator found guilty of diverting public funds into his pocket is to spend some time in prison including christmas and he is complaining about prison conditions and his poor health.
    The poor masses whose funds were diverted into his pocket have been complaining for a long time of poor hospitals,education,light and so on without being heard.
    An adage says that when yams are cooked in a pot,nobody hears about it, but when the yams are pounded in the mortar the noise is heard from a far distance,
    The evil that men do live after them.

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