A Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Lagos yesterday granted permission to a former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, to journey overseas for additional medical remedy.
Fayose is standing trial on 11-count cost bordering on cash laundering and conspiracy in to the tune of N2.2billion by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).
Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke granted Fayose the permission following an utility by his counsel, Mr. Ola Olanipekun (SAN).
The previous governor had by means of his counsel, sought an order of the court docket granting him depart “to journey exterior Nigeria for additional medical examination, prognosis, remedy and therapeutics, as exigency of his well being calls for, on dates which shall not coincide with or impede any date of the trial on this case.”
He additionally sought an order that his worldwide passport, which was deposited with the Registrar of the court docket as a part of the situations for bail granted needs to be launched to him and returned to the court docket upon return from the journey.
The applying was not opposed by the EFCC.
In granting the applying as contained within the Movement on Discover dated February 5, 2021, and moved yesterday by Mr. Sunday Olowolafe, the court docket insisted that Fayose have to be in court docket on March 18 and 19, 2021, being the following adjourned dates.
After beautiful Nigerians by surrendering himself to the EFCC on October 16, 2018, Fayose was first arraigned on October 22, 2018, on 11 counts earlier than Justice Mojisola Olatotegun.
He was arraigned alongside his firm, Spotless Funding Restricted.
The previous governor was re-arraigned earlier than Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke on July 2, 2019, after the case was withdrawn from Olatoregun, following EFCC’s petition.
He additionally pleaded not responsible earlier than Aneke and was allowed to proceed on the bail earlier granted, whereas the case was adjourned for trial.