– Fayose is free to seek medical attention abroad, according to a recent court ruling
– The former governor is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
– According to the anti-graft agency, Fayose received a cash payment of $5,000,000 from Senator Musiliu Obanikoro
A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted permission to former governor Ayodele Fayose to travel abroad for further medical treatment.
Justice C.J. Aneke gave permission following an application by his lawyer, Ola Olanipekun (SAN).
Recall that Fayose is being prosecuted alongside a firm, Spotless Limited over funds he received during his governorship campaign in 2014.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.
After granting the application, Justice Aneke ordered Fayose to be in court on the next adjourned dates of March 18 and 19, 2021.
Recall Legit.ng had also reported that Fayose warned against arresting a self-styled Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo better known as Sunday Igboho.
The former governor said the issue of ethnic crisis in Oyo should be addressed using a roundtable discussion.
Fayose noted that Igboho cannot be overlooked “in the circumstances we have found ourselves”, adding that the only way is to make peace with all the aggrieved sides.
Going further, he said Nigeria may not recover from the effects of the current economic and security woes 50 years after post-Buhari era.
Fayose took a swipe on the current administration in a tweet on Friday, February 5, saying it is time for the country’s elites to “speak up to save Nigeria.”
According to the former governor, the socio-economic crisis in Nigeria has been terribly amplified by the “hatred amongst various ethnicities.”
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.