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Court Stalls Olisa Metuh’s Trial

Channels Television  
Updated April 27, 2016

MetuhThe trial of National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Olisa Metuh, has been stalled following his application to seek medical treatment.

Trial Judge, Okon Abang adjourned the corruption case against Mr Metuh to May 17 and 18 due to an oral application made by his counsel to the effect that his client came from a hospital bed to honour the court date.

Mr Metuh had opened his defence at a Federal High Court in Abuja, where he called his first witness in the case.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had earlier in April dismissed an application filed by Mr Metuh seeking an end to the hearing of the suit in the court.

He had alleged in his application that the presiding judge was a classmate of his, stressing that he knew him well and was therefore, ill-disposed to deliver justice on the matter.

However, in a response to the allegation, Justice Okon Abang said that he did not know Mr Metuh and had not met him before now, a position that prompted the court to dismiss his application as an abuse of court process.