Orji Kalu remains a prisoner, court rules

Justice Mohammed Liman of the Abuja Federal High Court has dismissed the application for bail by Senator Orji Kalu pending the determination of his appeal against his fraud conviction.

Justice Liman said there was no evidence to prove that the senator was suffering from chronic diseases which are contagious.

The court also rejected Kalu’s argument that there are substantial grounds in his appeal against his conviction, saying it is an irrelevant ground.

The former governor is currently serving a 12-year jail term over N7.1bn fraud.

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