Politics Ex-Imo Governor, Ikedi Ohakim Gets Permission to Travel For Medical Treatment

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday granted the former Governor of Imo, Ikedi Ohakim, permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Vacation judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, granted the permission following an application made by Ohakim’s counsel, Gordy Uche (SAN).

Mr. Uche had, in the application, asked the court to release Mr. Ohakim’s passport to allow him travel abroad for routine medical check up.

The prosecuting counsel, Festus Ukpe, did not oppose the application and the court granted it as prayed.


Mr. Ohakim was arraigned on July 8, 2015 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a three-count charge of money laundering.

The EFCC alleged that Mr. Ohakim purchased a house in Abuja, with a cash payment of the dollar equivalent of N270m in Nov. 2008.

He allegedly committed the crime while he was governor of Imo.

He was admitted to bail on July 9, 2015.

The substantive case was adjourned till Oct. 10 and 13 for the defence to call its witnesses.
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