A Federal High Court,Lagos on Monday revoked the bail granted to former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu in his on going trial for N7.65 fraud.
Justice Mohammed Idris, the trial judge in the case revoked Kalu’s for flouting order of court.
Kalu had been enjoying the bail option since 2007 when he was arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako in Abuja. Part of the bail condition include deposit of his passport with the court.
But Justice Idris, in revoking the bail on Monday morning said: “I have perused the proceedings from court records and I discovered that one of the conditions for granting bail to the 1st defendant who happens to be Orji Uzor Kalu is that he should deposit his international passport with the court and permission must be granted be he can travelled outside the country for whatever reason. “
It’s clear that the 1st defendant have flouted this order, no one high or low, rich or poor can disobey a valid order of court and expect such court to show mercy;
Consequently the bail granted to the 1st defendant is hereby revoked. It’s hereby ordered that the first defendant upon his returning to Nigeria must submit himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)with all his travelling document. EFCC should effect his arrest if he fail to submit himself ;
In line the the Neurosurgeon advice from Germany which stated that the 1st defendant should be in hospital bed rest between Ten to Twelve months this case is adjourned to Jan. 23rd, 2019 for trial day to day, Justice Idris ruled”