- Court throws out Orji Uzor Kalu’s bail application…to spend Christmas in Ikoyi prison
Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, will be celebrating Christmas in Ikoyi prison as his bail application was dismissed for lack in merit by a Federal high court sitting in Lagos today Monday December 23rd, city News reports.
Let’s recall that last week, Kalu filed an application for bail from Ikoyi prison where he is serving a 12 year jail term following his conviction for N7.2billion fraud on December 5th.
The former governor who was the chief whip of the Senate before his conviction, asked the court to grant him bail on health grounds. He argued that the prison lacked the medical facility to cater to his health challenges.