Former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Sen Rochas Okorocha has been granted permission to travel to the United States for medical attention.
Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja gave the permission on Wednesday.
The court also ordered the registrar of the court to release the travelling passport of the former governor to him to undertake the medical trip. The Trumpet Gathered
The order of the Judge followed an application argued by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ola Olanipekun who notified the court that his client has been having health challenges in recent times.
Although counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Chile Okoroma had sought to vehemently oppose the request, however, the Commission soft-pedalled when Justice Ekwo explained that the request would be granted with a caveat by the court.
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While granting the request, Justice Ekwo ordered Okorocha to return the passport to the Court Registrar not later than three days after his arrival in the country.
Meanwhile, the Judge also held that Okorocha would be declared wanted if he attempted to abuse the favour granted him.
The Judge has subsequently fixed November 7 for his trial.
The embattled senator is facing money laundering criminal charges brought against him by the EFCC.