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N7.65bn fraud: Court grants Kalu’s co-defendant post-conviction bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday granted post-conviction bail to a former Abia State Commissioner for Finance Udeh Udeogu, who was convicted of N7.65billion fraud alongside former Governor Dr Orji Uzor Kalu.

On December 5, 2019, Justice Mohammad Idris sentenced Udeogu to 10 years imprisonment while Kalu bagged 12 years imprisonment.

But this afternoon, Justice Mohammed Liman granted bail to Udeogwu in the sum of N50million,on the grounds of ill health and chronic tuberculosis.

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Tuberculosis, the judge said, is a dangerous disease which can easily affect the other inmates of the correctional facility.

Justice Liman said: “I’m of the opinion that this application has disclosed a reasonable cause of action that the defendant’s health has greatly deteriorated which can not be salvaged by the doctor in the correctional services centre.

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“Accordingly this application is meritorious and succeeds.

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“Bail is hereby granted to the applicant in the following terms: Applicant is granted N50million bail with two sureties in like sum,

“One of the Sureties must be a landed property owner within the jurisdiction.”

The judge also ordered that the bailiff of court must verify the authenticity of the title documents.

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