Government & Politics

Metuh Appears In Court for Trial Despite Ill Health


Despite his health condition, the immediate past spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has appeared in court to continue his trial today.

The PDP chieftain is facing a seven-count charge for alleged diversion of funds meant for the purchase of arms during the last administration.

Mr. Metuh threw up at the car park of the Federal High Court, venue of his ongoing trial, on Thursday, May 19, after receiving medication at the National Hospital the previous night.

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Counsel to Mr. Metuh, Emeka Etiaba, had told the court that he advised his client to attend the trial since he had no understanding about the politician’s actual state of health.

The judge, Okon Abang, adjourned the trial to Monday, May 19, for continuation of trial.

Mr. Metuh had fainted after falling from his chair during a meeting of the PDP earlier this year.

Mr. Metuh’s trial, which began in January, has had two adjournments, resulting from the politician’s failing health.

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