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Former PDP Spokesman, Olisa Metuh appears in court on stretcher

Former Spokesman to PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh today appeared in court on a stretcher after the court compelled him to appear today or he will be sent back to jail.

Olisa Metuh appeared on a stretcher into the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, following the threat by Justice Okon Abang to revoke his bail if he fails to appear in court Monday.

Recall that Olisa Metuh is standing trial for alleged money laundering of N400million which is part of the funds linked with former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

His lawyer, Emeka Etiaba had informed the court in January that his client was on admission at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital for an undisclosed ailment.

Lead counsel in the case, Dr Onyechi Ikpeazu informed the court that attempts to get Metuh’s doctor to give a timeframe for which he would be released from hospital proved abortive.

However, he made a case for his client to be given a one-month adjournment as he was hopeful that Metuh should be fit to continue with his trial within the period.

Ikpeazu further explained that one month reasonable enough for the doctors to carry out a valuable and reasonable assessment of his client.

Justice Abang in his ruling, said he has seen that the former PDP spokesman is in a state in which he cannot continue with the trial.

“On account of the condition I have seen him in the courtroom,” he said.

The trial judge 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 case was then adjourned  till March 14, 15 and 16, as pleaded by his counsel.

Metuh was thereafter wheeled out of the courtroom and placed in an ambulance which conveyed him to the court.

 

 

 

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