Olisa Metuh’s ill health delays trial

Must Read

IGP Orders Investigation Of Tiamiyu Kazeem’s Death

The media space has been abuzz in the last 24 hours, following the tragic death of a footballer, Tiamiyu...

Court Sends Olisa Metuh To 39 Years In Prison

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has sentenced Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the People's Democratic Party(PDP)...

Tiamiyu’s Death: Atiku Calls For Reform Of SARS

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has stated that the complete reform of the Nigeria police is long overdue. Speaking via...

I Am A Miracle Governor, Says Governor Diri

The new governor of Bayelsa state, Douye Diri has described himself as a 'miracle governor' following the manner in...

Nexford University Launches Scholarship For Future Leaders

The world’s most affordable online university is offering 30 percent off its associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees to tomorrow’s...

The trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, was stalled on Monday at the Federal High Court, Abuja, due to his ill–health.

Metuh, who is standing trial alongside his company, Destra Investment Limited, was not in court, as Mr Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), his counsel told the court that his client was on admission at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Hospital.

Ikpeazu, also presented a letter written to that effect by Dr O.C Ekwuegwu.

He prayed the court for an adjournment to enable his client heal so that he would be fit enough to attend his trial.

Counsel for the EFCC, Sylvanus Tahir, argued that the application was a ploy to further delay the case.

He, however, said that he conceded to an adjournment even though reluctantly and asked the court to adjourn the matter only to the next day, Jan. 23.

The judge, Justice Okon Abang in his ruling noted that the matter was slated for the cross examination of the Metuh’s ninth witness by the prosecution.

“The first defendant (Metuh) is absent in court today but the witness is in court. The first defendant’s counsel has presented a letter dated Jan.21 by Dr O.C Ekwuegwu of Nnamdi Azikiwe Hospital.

“The letter says Metuh has been on admission since Jan. 20 on account of ill health.

“I note that Tahir has reluctantly conceded to an adjournment so I am inclined to adjourn the matter in the interest of justice.”

Abang adjourned the matter until Tuesday for a cross examination of the ninth witness.

Metuh is standing trial on seven charges which involves laundering two million dollars and fraudulently receiving N400 million from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Source : (NAN)

- Advertisement -
Ad ==> Discover how a young Nigerian graduate now makes a consistent 40k per week doing a legitimate online business. You too can start yours now, click here!!!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -