JAILED former Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Akbar Hussein Godi has asked the court of appeal to release him on bail pending the hearing and determination of his appeal against a High Court judgment in which he was imprisoned.
Godi, 28, a graduate of law was in February this year at the High Court held in Jinja tried and convicted for the offence of the murder of his wife, Rehema Ceasar, and was sentenced to serve a jail term of 25 years.
However, through Ondimu and Company Advocates, Godi, states that he was not satisfied with his conviction and sentence.
He filed an application for bail on Monday in the Court of Appeal, alleging that the trial judge failed to properly evaluate the evidence that is on record, thereby arriving at a wrong conclusion.
According to his affidavit in support of his application, Godi also blames the trial judge of failure to see what he calls major contradictions in the prosecution case, particularly on the search that was carried out in his absence in his house.
The former MP contends that if released on bail pending his appeal he would abscond as he has a fixed place of abode within Arua Municipality, which he could also pledge as security to ensure that he is ready to return to court for his appeal.
Godi also states in his application that he had previously been granted bail and honoured it.
He further states in his affidavit that his appeal has high chances of success and he would abide by all conditions and regulations the court would put in place for him.
Ex-MP Godi applies for bail