A former  Ekiti State Governor , Ayodele Fayose, who is standing trial for alleged N2.2 billion money laundering, has been granted permission to travel abroad for further medical treatment.

This was the ruling of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is suing Fayose in an  11 – count charge bordering on money laundering and conspiracy to the tune of N2.2 billion.

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke on Monday granted Fayose permission following an application by Fayose’s counsel, Ola Olanipekun, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.

Fayose had through his counsel, sought an order of the court granting him leave “to travel outside Nigeria for further medical examination, diagnosis, treatment and therapeutics, as exigency of his health demands, on dates which shall not coincide with or obstruct any date of the trial in this case.”

He also sought an order that his passport, which was deposited with the Registrar of the Court as part of the conditions for granting him bail, should be released to him, and returned to the court upon his return from the trip.

The EFCC did not oppose the application.

In granting the application as contained in the Motion on Notice dated February 5, 2021, and moved today by Sunday Olowolafe, the court insisted that Fayose must be in court on March 18 and 19, 2021,  the next adjournment dates.

Fayose was arraigned alongside his company, Spotless Investment Limited.