Breaking :-Former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu has urged the court to grant him a post-conviction bail. I am sick
Kalu had been arraigned alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Limited and Udeh Udeogu, his Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House, over an amended 39-count charge bordering on conspiring and diverting the sum of N7.65bn from the coffers of the state.
He was on December 5 convicted of N7.1bn fraud and sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.
In an application on Tuesday, the Senator representing Abia North in the National Assembly said that he is battling serious health challenges.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, however, opposed the post-conviction bail application.