Nigeria, Jan. 28 -- The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a post-conviction bail application filed by Peter Nwaoboshi, a Nigerian senator jailed for fraud.

Mr Nwaoboshi, who was found guilty on a two-count charge of fraud and money laundering, has a pending appeal at the Supreme Court where he is seeking to upturn his conviction and sentence.

On 1 July, 2022, Mr Nwaoboshi was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison by the Court of Appeal in Lagos.

But the senator has deployed several tactics to evade serving his jail term, the Supreme Court said on Friday.

Delivering its ruling on Mr Nwaoboshi's post-conviction request, Emmanuel Agim, a member of the Supreme Court's panel of justices, said, ".He (Nwaoboshi) has remained at lar...