The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has upheld application for post-conviction bail by the Head of Genesis Parish of Celestial Church of Christ, Evangelist Israel Ogundipe.
A three-man panel of the court granted Ogundipe bail on the grounds of being first time offender and also for “serious health conditions.”
His counsel had argued that Mr. Oladele Israel is suffering persistent Malaria, Diabetes and other hypertensive conditions.
The justices held the bail subsists pending the determination of Ogundipe’s appeal challenging his two-year jail term for allegedly defrauding a United Kingdom-based woman of N11 million.
According to the lead ruling Justice Abudullhai Muhammed Bayero, he said “The applicant seeking bail pending appeal before the court is a first time offender and he has also shown to court that he is having hypertension, peptic ulcer, unending malaria and diabetic, which are serious health conditions.
“He is consequently, admitted to bail in the sum of N2 million with two surties in like sum. The surties must have landed property on Lagos Island with original Certificate of Occupancy from the Lagos State Government.
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