Court okays foreign medical trips for Ofili-Ajumogobia, Obla
The presiding judge also asked Obla to head for Houston, Texas in the U.S. for treatment.“The second defendant is also granted leave to travel for medical treatment and must also return his passport to the Chief Registrar on July 4, 2017, “ Justice Oshodi stated. The defendants were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged giving and receiving bribes.Ajumogobia had through her counsel, Olawale Akoni (SAN), sought the permission of the court to travel to Morris Height Center, Bronx New York for medication. In a 17-paragraph affidavit, she was said to be suffering from high blood pressure, hypertension, palpitation and stress-related issues.But EFCC counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, had countered the application, saying Ofili-Ajumogobia might jump bail and stall trial if her request sails through. She was accused by the anti-graft agency of receiving $793,800 from different sources between 2012 and 2015.Consequently, Justice Oshodi adjourned the matter till July 7, 2017 for continuation of trial.
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