Former governor of Abia State and Senate Chief Whip of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sen. Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, who was on December 5 convicted has urged the court to grant him a post – conviction bail.
Kalu, who has since been convicted, said in an application on Tuesday that he is battling serious health challenges that the medical facilities in the prison cannot handle.
He said since the offences he was convicted of were bailable offences, the court should free him while he challenges his conviction by Justice Mohammed Idris at the Court of Appeal.
He also stressed that as the Chief Whip of the Senate and the senator representing Abia North Senatorial District the interest of his constituents would be in jeopardy if he was kept behind bars.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission opposed the post -conviction bail application.