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Convicted Kalu Begs Judge For Bail

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A former governor of Abia State , Orji Kalu, who is serving a 12-year jail term for committing N7.1bn fraud, has applied to the Federal High Court to grant him a post – conviction bail.

Kalu says he is asking for the bail as he is having serious health challenges. He says the medical facilities in prison cannot handle his ailments.

Kalu argues that his continuous stay in prison affects him as the Chief Whip of the Senate as well as the interest of his constituents.

He also wants the bail on the grounds that offences for which he was convicted are bailable and that he is appealing the judgement of the Federal High Court which convicted him.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission however opposed Kalu’s application for bail.