Justice Mohammed Idris of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday refused an application by Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, to travel overseas for medical treatment.
In his ruling, Mr. Idris said the prosecution presented overwhelming evidence to show that Mr. Dudafa’s ailment could be treated within Nigeria.
The judge added that Mr. Dudafa failed to back his application with “hard evidence.”
“In view of the prosecution’s overwhelming evidence before me,” the judge said, “I find it difficult to grant this application. I hereby dismiss this application.” Funny how they all fall ill during court cases.