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Atiku’s son-in-law seeks court’s permission for medical trip abroad

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By Toby Prince

Abdullahi Babalele, son-in-law of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, has sought the permission of the Federal High Court in Lagos to undertake a medical trip overseas.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleges that Babalele laundered over $140,000 in the build-up to the 2019 elections.

Babalele was first arraigned on August 14, 2019, before Justice Nicholas Oweibo.

His case was brought up on Tuesday following transfer to Justice C.J. Aneke.

Babalele denied all the charges and was granted to continue on the N20 million bail granted him by Justice Oweibo with one surety.

After his re-arraignment, Babalele applied to the court for the release of his passport to enable him to travel abroad for medical treatment.

EFCC counsel, however, Rotimi Oyedepo, opposed the application, arguing that there was no proof that Babalele’s condition could not be treated in Nigeria.

Justice Aneke adjourned till October 11 for ruling on the application.

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