Fmr. PDP National Publicity Secretary Chief Olisa Metuh Collapse
Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, who is standing trial for N400 million fraud, collapsed today while in court.
His predicament however, couldn’t stopped the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, as he went ahead with the resumed trial even though Metuh was still lying on the floor in Court.
Metuh was on his way to the dock after his case was called upon but suddenly fell on the floor with a loud thud.
Justice Abang, who was informed of the development on inquiry, however, objected the withdrawal from the trial by Metuh’s counsel, Emeka Etiaba, who had submitted that he could not go ahead with the case because his client was visibly ill and lying on the floor.
Justice Abang ordered the counsel to call in the eleventh witness in the trial, maintaining that Metuh was only trying to employ some delay tactics against his trial.
It might interest you to know that Metuh had, on February 5, 2018, arrived the Federal High Court, Abuja for his trial on a stretcher after the judge had ordered him to appear in court or risk his bail.
However, on Wednesday, March 14, Chief Metuh approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking permission to travel abroad for his medical treatment but he was denied the leave.
Photos: Metuh on the floor in Court this morning.