The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, on Tuesday, rejected the post-conviction bail utility filed by using the Senior Shepherd-in-Charge of the Celestial Church of Christ, Genesis Global, Prophet Israel Ogundipe.
Justice Olabisi Akinlade had on November 18 sentenced the famous prophet to one-year imprisonment for changing a woman’s property to his non-public use and stealing.
Ogundipe, who was once arraigned on seven counts bordering on acquiring by means of stealing, inducing shipping of cash with the aid of false pretences, illegal conversion of property and forgery, fraudulently gathered N14m and £12,000 in a number of tranches from the complainant between August 30, 2002 and 2005.
Justice Akinlade, who located Ogundipe responsible on two counts matter of stealing and illegal conversion of property now not delivered, sentenced him to one-year imprisonment on every be counted and ordered that he have to pay the complainant the sum of N11m, which he bought from her illegally.
After the judgement, Ogundipe via his counsel, Olanrewaju Ajanaku, filed a action on note for bail pending appeal.
He sought the order of the court docket to admit the applicant to bail unconditionally pending the listening to and willpower of the appeal.
Ogundipe, in a 16-paragraph affidavit sworn to through his counsel, referred to that being diabetic, he may want to no longer comply with a strict food regimen and consistent specialised clinical interest in the custodial centre, which had taken a toll on his health.
He similarly cited that earlier than his incarceration, he used to be struggling from hypertension, peptic ulcer and endless malaria, which had irritate his fitness challenges in view that his conviction.
However, in a counter-affidavit sworn to by means of the prosecutor, Rotimi Odutola, he advised the court docket to reject the application, noting that the convict in no way made point out of his fitness popularity in the course of trial.
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