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NIGERIA: Court grants Alex Okoh leave to travel abroad

CourtAlex Okoh, arraigned alongside lawyer and businessman, Dr Wale Babalakin was Tuesday, granted leave to travel abroad by Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo of an Ikeja High court on medical ground.

The leave of court was sequel to an application from his counsel, Mr. Olaniran Obele, who prayed the court to allow the defendant to travel to the United Kingdom for medical check-up.

The duo of Babalakin and Okoh are facing trial over alleged transfer of N4.7 billion on behalf of former Delta State governor, James Ibori, as preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

They were arraigned with their companies; Stabilini Visioni Ltd., Bi-Courtney Ltd. and Renix Nigeria Ltd.

Ruling on their application, Justice Onigbanjo ordered the EFCC to release his travelling documents to enable him keep his medical appointment with the UK hospital between March 6 and 19.

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