EFCC re-arraigns Fayose, gets court’s permission to travel abroad for treatment

The federal high court in Lagos has granted the request of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, to travel abroad for medical treatment as he claimed to be sick.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) re-arraigned the former governor for alleged money laundering on Tuesday.

The court had, on Friday, adjourned Fayose’s re-arraignment till July 2.

The case was assigned to Chukwujekwu Aneke after 13 witnesses testified against the lack of confidence in Mojisola Olatoregun, the judge who was previously presiding over the case.

Ola Olanipekun, Fayose’s lawyer, pleaded with the judge to enable the former governor to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Aneke granted the application and ordered that Fayose must return his international passport to the court on or before September 16.

The case has been adjourned to September 16 for trial.

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