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Court Grants Okorocha Permission To Travel Abroad For Medical Treatment

 

A federal high court in Abuja has granted permission to Rochas Okorocha, the Senator representing Imo West to travel to the United Kingdom for medical attention.

The former governor of Imo state has been seeking permission to travel abroad for weeks.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC had, on May 24, besieged the Abuja home of the senator representing Imo west.

 

The commission had said the arrest was necessitated by Okorocha’s refusal to attend his trial.

 

However, in a ruling delivered on Wednesday, Inyang Ekwo, the judge, granted the defendant permission to travel and ordered the registrar of the court to release his passport.

Ekwo ordered Okorocha to return the passport to the court registrar no later than three days after his return to Nigeria.

The judge held that he would declare Okorocha wanted if he attempts to abuse the favour granted him.

Ekwo then fixed November 7 for the continuation of trial.

 

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