The Federal High Court in Lagos today has granted permission to former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, to travel abroad for further medical treatment.
Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke granted permission following an application by Fayose’s counsel, Ola Olanipekun (SAN).
Fayose had through his counsel, sought an order of the court granting him leave “to travel outside Nigeria for further medical examination, diagnosis, treatment and therapeutics, as the exigency of his health demands, on dates which shall not coincide with or obstruct ant date of the trial in this case.”
He also sought an order that his international passport, which was deposited with the Registrar of the Court as part of the conditions for the bail granted should be released to him and returned to the court upon return from the trip.
The council said that Fayose had religiously complied with all the terms and conditions upon which bail was granted including depositing his International Passport with the Registrar of the Court.
Fayose is standing trial for alleged ₦2.2 billion fraud.
The application was not opposed by the EFCC.
In granting the application as contained in the Motion on Notice dated February 5, 2021, and moved today by Sunday Olowolafe, the Court insisted that Fayose must be in Court on March 18 and 19, 2021, the next adjourned date.