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Court Releases Atiku’s Son-In-Law For Medical Trip     

Atiku’s son-in-law, Babalele, to make 31-day medical trip.     

Funsho Akinwale

Abdulahi Babalele, the son-in-law to the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, was granted permission to seek medical treatment abroad for 31 days by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, in his ruling, instructed the court registrar to release Babalele’s passport to him to enable him make the trip.

Before the court gave permission to Babalele to travel for medical treatment abroad, the EFCC's counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, had argued last Tuesday that Babalele’s medical reports were false, saying that his condition showed no issue of trauma, diabetes, high blood pressure or otherwise, as claimed by the defendant.

Abdullahi is being investigated by the anti-graft agency for allegedly laundering 140,000 dollars shortly before the 2019 general elections.

According to the commission's report, the defendant had approached one Bashir Mohammed, a Bureau De Change (BDC) operator, to make a cash payment of the sum of $140,000 without going through any financial institution, which led to his arrest.

The trial has been adjourned till November 11, 12, and 13, 2019.