Court Grants Moro Leave to Seek Medical Attention Abroad

Former Interior Minister, Abba Moro has been granted leave to seek medical attention abroad.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, granted the permission Thursday, at the instance of the ex-Minister’s lawyer, Paul Erokoro (SAN), who moved a motion to that effect.
Despite the opposition of the prosecution lawyer, Farouk Abdallah of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Dimgba refused to listen.
Abdallah argued that Moro failed to provide sufficient materials to warrant the grant of the motion.
He noted that the ex-minister did not show that his ailment cannot be treated in the country, and that he also failed to provide evidence of an appointment with a specialist abroad.
Justice Dimgba, in a brief ruling, ordered the release of Moro’s international passport, currently in the custody of the court’s registrar and directed him to return the passport to the court 48 hours after his return from the two-week medical trip.
The judge also ordered Moro to ensure his presence in court on September 29 for the continuation of their trial.

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