The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, the go ahead to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Recall that Fayose is standing trial on 11 counts bordering on money laundering and stealing to the tune of N6.9 billion before the court.
Information Nigeria reports that the Court’s permission comes without objection from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
However, at Tuesday’s proceedings, the 12th prosecution witness, a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro completed his testimony in the case.
Obanikoro, who began giving evidence on January 31, answered questions during cross examination by the defence counsel, Olalekan Ojo, reiterated the role played by one of his aides, Justin Erukaa (now deceased).
Meanwhile, in an earlier testimony before the court, Obanikoro had said that he sent Erukaa on errands, including to collect over $1million and that Erukaa came to meet him in Ekiti.
The court had admitted in evidence the statement made by the late Erukaa before his death.
The monies in issue in the case were said to have originated from the Office of the former National Security Adviser (ONSA), Sambo Dasuki for the purpose of prosecuting the 2014 Ekiti State Governorship Elections.
The former minister had also reiterated his earlier testimony that he was not privy to any discussion between Fayose and the former NSA.
The presiding judge, Justice Chukwuejekwu Aneke further adjourned proceedings of the trial till July 18 and 19.