20171114

N5bn Fraud Case: Judge rejects GEJ's aide’s request to travel abroad for medicals

Justice Mohammed Idris, Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday refused an application by Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, to travel overseas for medical treatment.

In his ruling, Justice Idris said the prosecution presented overwhelming evidence to show that Dudafa's ailment could be treated within Nigeria.

The judge added that Mr. Dudafa failed to back his application with “hard evidence.”

“In view of the prosecution’s overwhelming evidence before me,” the judge said, “I find it difficult to grant this application. I hereby dismiss this application.”

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