Orji Kalu who is the chairman of SLOK Holding and the Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria, a former Governor of Abia State, and the current APC Senator was on December 5 convicted of N7.1bn fraud and sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.
However the convicted senator has urged the court to grant him a post-conviction bail.
According to Kalu, he is battling with serious health challenges that the medical facilities in the prison cannot handle, this he made known in application he filled on Tuesday.
Kalu appealed that, the court should free him while he challenges his conviction by Justice Mohammed Idris at the Court of appeal, since the offences he was convicted of were bailable offences.
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.
Meanwhile, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission opposed the post-conviction bail application.