The convicted sitting senator, Orji Uzor Kalu, may still remain in jail after a Federal High Court in Lagos denied his bail application.
Justice Mohammed Liman, while delivering his judgement, said that the embattled governor needed to serve his jail in accordance with the rule of the law.
“An application for bail pending appeal is sparingly granted.
“Such a bail can be granted in a situation, where the term of imprisonment would have elapsed before the determination of the appeal.
“But that is not the situation in Kalu’s case,” the judge stated.
Kalu, through his lawyer, Lateef Fagbemi, had filed an application after being sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for N7.1 billion fraud by Justice Muhammed Idris sitting at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, on December 5, 2019.
In the suit, Kalu claimed health issues that cannot be managed by the medical facilities in the Custodial Centre in Ikoyi, Lagos, stressing that the offences which he was convicted and jailed for were bailable.