The Federal high court in Lagos granted a post-conviction bail to Jones Udeogu, former director of finance and account at the Abia state government house.
Jones was sentenced to prison last year alongside his boss, Orji Uzor Kalu former governor of Abia state. Orji bagged 12 years in prison why Jones was sentenced to 10years in prison.
Jones was granted a N50M post-conviction bail to undergo treatment following an application by his lawyer, Chief Solo Akuma (SAN).
Akuma told the judge that his client was suffering from prostate cancer and tuberculosis. According to Akuma, the correction facility where his client is serving does not have the facility to provide the kind of medication needed by his client.
The judge said, “I am of the opinion that this application has disclosed a reasonable cause of action that the defendant’s health has greatly deteriorated and it cannot be salvaged by the doctor in the correctional service centre. Accordingly, this application is meritorious and succeeds”.
He granted the N50m bail with two sureties in like sum.