Court Grants Ex-Imo Gov, Okorocha Permission To Travel To UK For Medical Attention

Date: 06-07-2022 3:33 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
- at 6-07-2022 03:33 PM (1 month ago)

A former governor of Imo State, Anayo Rochas Okorocha, has been given permission to seek medical attention abroad. Daily Post reports that a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday granted permission to the former Imo State Governor to travel to the United Kingdom for medical attention. Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo, who granted the permission, ordered the Registrar of the court to release the traveling passport of the former governor to him to undertake the medical trip.

The order of the judge followed an application argued by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Ola Olanipekun who notified the court that his client has been having health challenges in recent times. The senior lawyer argued that Okorocha, now a Senator representing Imo North in the Senate, will not abuse the order and will return to the country for his trial.

Although, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, represented by Mr Chile Okoroma had sought to vehemently oppose the request, the Commission soft-pedalled when Justice Ekwo explained that the request would be granted with a caveat by the court. While granting the request, Justice Ekwo ordered Okorocha to return the passport to the court registrar not later than three days of his arrival in the country. The judge held that he would declare Okorocha wanted if he attempts to abuse the favour granted him. Justice Ekwo subsequently fixed November 7 for his trial in the money laundering criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

Posted: at 6-07-2022 03:33 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 6-07-2022 04:04 PM (1 month ago)
 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 6-07-2022 04:04 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- Dopybadass at 6-07-2022 04:24 PM (1 month ago)
Na run him wan run so,this place is stressing him up Grin
Posted: at 6-07-2022 04:24 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- constigoldo at 6-07-2022 05:56 PM (1 month ago)
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Why are they not using the hospitals they fixed here.  The international community is also wicked because of the money they will make from them.  Otherwise, they should be sent back.
Posted: at 6-07-2022 05:56 PM (1 month ago) | Hero