Andrew Yakubu, Former Group Managing Director, GMD
Andrew Yakubu, Former Group Managing Director, GMD

$9.8m Fraud: Court Grants Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu Permission To Travel For Medical Treatment

The Federal High Court, Abuja has granted former Group Managing Director, Andrew Yakubu, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Yakubu who is charged with six counts bordering on money laundering filed an application seeking leave of the court to travel to the UK for a routine medical check up.

The GMD premised his application on the grounds that he had the medical condition before the commencement of trial.

He also told the court that he was previously granted permission to travel for the treatment which he had stopped to commence trial.

Yakubu added that in all the previous times he was granted permission, he returned on time and duly returned his passport to the court’s registry.

He further told the court that he had already booked an appointment with his doctor and that the estimated time he would be away would be three weeks.

He prayed the court to grant the application to enable him attend to his health so that he would be fit enough to stand trial.