- A Federal High Court has granted Senator Ademola Adeleke permission to travel to the US
- Adeleke is to take a trip to the US for medical reasons
- The permission was granted by the presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, on Monday, May 6
Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been permitted by a Federal High Court to travel to the United States of America (USA) for medical checkup.
The permission was given by the presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, following a motion ex-parte filed by Adeleke, Daily Trust reports.
In his ruling, Justice Ekwo ordered the police to temporarily lift the restraining order on Adeleke for the said purpose.
The order by the judge said: “An order of this honourable court is hereby made directing the Deputy Chief Registrar of honourable court to release to the 1st defendant/applicant his international passport to enable him travel to the United States of America on 7th day of May of 2019 and return on the 9th day of June 2019 to enable him undergo urgent medical check-up.
“The 1st defendant (Adeleke) is ordered to respond to the invitation of the respondent on 6th May 2019.
“Thereafter, the 1st defendant is granted leave of court to travel out of Nigeria to the United States of America between 7th May 2019 and 9th June 2019 for medical attention.
“The 1st defendant/applicant is hereby ordered to return the international passport to the Registry of this court within three days of his return on 9th June 2019.
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“The respondent shall not prevent the 1st defendant from travelling for medical attention upon attending the invitation of the respondent on 6th May 2019.”
After his ruling, Justice Ekwo adjourned the pending case till Monday, June 10, for further hearing.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as the controversy trailing the result of Adeleke continued to dominate headlines, the principal of Ede Muslim High School who issued a testimonial for Adeleke had admitted that there were errors in the testimonial.
The principal said there were a few errors in the imputation of some information on the testimonial, but described them as mere administrative error.
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