Imprisoned Western Governor Ati Wobiro

High court agrees to hear Wobiro's appeal

Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia, sitting as a single Supreme Court judge, today allowed the appeal to go for hearing before a three-judge Supreme Court bench after the court was satisfied on their grounds of appeal.

The matter will return to court at a later date for directions before a hearing date can be fixed.

Lawyers for the three prisoners of State have 21 days to file the notice of appeal before the Supreme Court.

Western leaders seek bail on medical conditions

Their bail application, pending a Supreme Court appeal against conviction and sentencing, was moved this afternoon before Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia after they were sentenced to 10 years in prison last Friday.

The main ground of the bail application sought was on their respective medical conditions.

Governor Wobiro, Dr Gumoi and May all have serious medical conditions which their lawyers, Ian Molloy and Goiye Gileng, say justifies the grant of bail pending their appeals.

Imprisoned governor will ask for bail today

The bail application was adjourned from Monday after their lawyer told the court that relevant court documents were yet to be fixed.

They appeared before Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia on Monday however, sought an adjournment to Wednesday, at 1.30pm. This is because copies of the judgment, which were handed down last Friday, did not have the affidavit containing the monies they repaid or restituted to court.

State was not served the bail application on Monday when it went before court.