The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Thursday upheld the 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 health grounds.
The justices held that the bail subsists pending the determination of Ogundipe’s appeal challenging his two-year jail term for defrauding a United Kingdom-based woman of N11 million.
A Lagos State High Court convicted and sentenced the televangelist last November, of defrauding Mrs Olaide Williams-Oni, following a trial that began in 2011.
Justice Olabisi Akinlade found the clergyman guilty of two of the seven counts of obtaining by stealing, inducing delivery of money by false pretences, unlawful conversion of property and forgery.