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Court Orders Release Of Fayose’s Passport

Posted by By Akin Kuponiyi on 2008/07/24 | Views: 1759 |

Court Orders Release Of Fayose’s Passport


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, this morning, ordered the release of ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose’s international passport to enable him travel abroad for medical treatment.

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, this morning, ordered the release of ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose’s international passport to enable him travel abroad for medical treatment.

In his argument urging the court to allow Fayose travel abroad, his lawyer, Ahmed Tafa, argued that Fayose’s health is bad as he has hypertension.

He said Fayose has concluded arrangements to travel to the United Kingdom immediately the court releases his passport as he has already consulted with his physician in London.

In his ruling, Justice Tijani Abubakar, while ordering the passport to be released to enable Fayose travel abroad, gave the following conditions:

Fayose’s surety must depose to an affidavit ensuring that he will return to Nigeria to face trial.

The former governor must also file an affidavit of return pending when he eventually returns from his medical treatment.

Justice Tijani also ordered the former governor to be present at the next adjourned date of the case on 3, 4 November, for trial to commence as EFCC has already assembled their witnesses.

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