A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has granted permission to a former Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha to travel to the US for medical attention.

Justice Inyang Ekwo who granted the permission, ordered the Registrar of the Court to release the traveling passport of the former governor to him to undertake the medical trip.

The order of the Judge followed an application argued by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Ola Olanipekun who notified the court that his client, now a Senator representing Imo West in the Senate, had been having health challenges and would not abuse the order of the court.

While granting the request, Justice Ekwo ordered Okorocha to return the passport to the Court Registrar not later than three days of his arrival in the country.

The Judge held that he would declare Okorocha wanted if he attempts to abuse the favour granted him.

Justice Ekwo subsequently fixed November 7 for his trial in the money laundering criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

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