Court Orders NCoS To Release Binance Executive’s Medical Report

Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, ordered the management of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) to release the medical certificate of the detained Binnace Holdings Limited executive, Tigran Gambaryan, by July 16.

The judge gave the order following an application by Gambaryan’s lawyer, Mark Mordi (SAN).

Mordi had prayed the court to summon the Medical Doctor at the health facility of Kuje Correctional Centre, Dr. Abraham Ehizojie, to explain why he had refused to make available his client’s medical report despite an earlier court order.

The counsel’s application was made shortly after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s counsel, Ekele Iheanacho, led the 2nd prosecution witness in evidence in the ongoing trial of Binance and Gambaryan for alleged money laundering.

Ekele, who allayed Mordi’s fears, said the correctional centre had qualified medical personnel and a facility to take care of Gambaryan.

Justice Nwite, who ordered that the medical report of Gambaryan’s state of health be made available by the next adjourned date, fixed July 16 for the continuation of trial.

“If the medical certificate is not made available on or before the next adjourned date, the doctor in charge in charge of the facility shall come to court on July 16 to explain why the medical report was not made available,” he stated.

Gambaryan had on May 23 collapsed in the open court over alleged ill-health.