A former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, was on Monday brought for his corruption trial at the Federal High Court, Abuja, venue of his ongoing corruption trial on a stretcher after being taken down from an ambulance.
He is facing trial over alleged money laundering involving about N400 million reportedly handed to him by former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
At the last court hearing, Metuh was absent and his lawyer had claimed that he was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe specialist hospital for treatment on spinal cord complications. The lawyers, led by Onyeachi Ikpeazu, asked for a long adjournment after presenting the hospital’s medical report on Mr. Metuh’s health condition.
But Justice Okon Abang refused the application for a long adjournment and threatened to allow the application made by the prosecution for the revocation of Metuh’s bail if the plaintiff was not in court on Monday.
However, on seeing the spokesperson in court on a stretcher on Monday morning, the judge adjourned the matter till March 15.
“I have seen the condition that the first defendant is. Seeing the condition, I am inclined to adjourn this matter to allow the first defendant attend his trial”.