By Innocent Anaba

lagos—A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered the immediately release of international passport of former Minister in Nigeria, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, to enable her proceed to Germany for medical treatment.

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Justice Chuka Obiozor granted the order following an application by the accused person.

Akinjide is standing trial before a Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State, alongside a former Senator, Ayo Adeseun, and one Olanrewaju Otiti over alleged N650 million fraud.

Though, she was granted bail on self-recognisance, the trial judge, Justice Joyce Abdulmaleek, had ordered her to deposit her international passport pending the conclusion of her trial.

Moving the application for the release of Akinjide’s International passport, her counsel, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde, SAN, told the court that the application which was dated July 12, 2017, was based on the recommendation of the National Hospital, Abuja, which stated that her client needed a foreign medical treatment.

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