Former governor of Abia State, Orji uzor Kalu, will soon know the outcome of his post-conviction bail application, as Justice Mohammed Liman set to deliver ruling by 12noon.
Mr Kalu was convicted earlier in the month, of N7.1bn fraud and sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment, which he has appealed against.
He has been in prison since the day of his conviction. Last week, his lawyers told the court that he had serious health challenges that the medical facilities in the prison cannot handle.
He also said 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.
But counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), opposed the application.