A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted the former Minister of Finance, Mrs Nenadi Usman, permission to travel to the United States for medical care.
Justice Rilwan Aikawa ordered that her passport be released to enable her travel from December 18.
She is, however, to present herself for trial on the next adjourned date of January 31, 2018.
Mrs Usman is standing trial along with former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and two others – Danjuma Yusuf and Joint Trust Dimensions Nigeria Limited – on 17 counts bordering on an alleged N4.9 billion fraud.
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