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Court grants Nnamani leave to travel abroad

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 Despite opposition by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday granted a former governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, leave to travel abroad on medical grounds.

Justice Mohammed Yunusa, while ruling on an application by Nnamani seeking leave of the court to travel overseas for medical treatment, said that the former governor could travel abroad to treat his ailment but added that he must return to the country before the next adjourned date. He is to file a notice of return to the court as soon as he gets back to the country and return his international passport to the court.

Justice Yunusa based his ruling on one of the original conditions for bail granted Nnamani in August 2, 2007 when he was first admitted to bail. The condition was that the former governor would not travel outside the country without the permission of the court.