Abuja - Former Imo State governor, Ikedi Ohakim, is now able to travel overseas to seek medical attention.
This follows Justice Adeniyi Ademola granting an interim release of the accused's international passport to enable him travel for four weeks to undergo medical checks.
However, he ordered Ohakim must surrender his international passport to the Court Deputy Registrar within 72 hours of returning from his medical trip abroad.
The defendant’s surety must also give a written undertaking to guarantee the appearance of the accused person in court, failing which he would be held in place of the accused person.
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The case has been adjourned to January 26 and 27 for continuation of trial.
The defence had earlier prayed the court for the release of the accused person’s international passport, which was submitted to the court in fulfilment of the bail conditions, granted him in July.
Ohakim (58) was governor from 2007 to 2011.
In October, the Federal Government commenced the trial of the former governor on charges of money laundering to the tune of N270 million.
- CAJ News