Olisa Metuh appears in court on stretcher
Written by Morenike Adebayo on February 5, 2018
Former National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) OlisaMetuh has appeared at the Federal High Court in Abuja on a stretcher. MrMetuh is standing trial for alleged money laundering being part of the funds linked with former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel SamboDasuki.
His lawyer EmekaEtiaba had informed the court in January that his client was on admission at the NnamdiAzikiwe University Teaching Hospital for an undisclosed ailment and requested for a one-month adjournment in the hope that Metuh would be fit to continue with his trial within the period.
Metuh was, however, wheeled to the court today following the threat by Justice OkonAbang to revoke his bail if he fails to appear in court today.
In his ruling today, Justice Abang said he has seen that the former PDP spokesman is in a state in which he cannot continue with the trial. He held that even though the court of law must be firm in its decisions, it must be fair to parties and when occasion demands, the court needs to also be humane. The trial judge then adjourned the case till March 14, 15 and 16, as pleaded by his counsel.