A former spokesperson of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, was on Monday, brought to the Federal High Court, Abuja, venue of his ongoing corruption trial on a stretcher from an ambulance.
Metuh’s lawyer had, at the last adjourned date, informed the court that his client was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe specialist hospital for treatment on spinal cord complications.
The Judge of the court, Justice Okon Abang had threatened to revoke the bail granted to the former spokesperson of the PDP he his lawyers fail to bring him to court.
The Judge on seeing the Metuh on a stretcher adjourned the case till March 15.
His words: “I have seen the condition that the first defendant is. Seeing the condition, I am inclined to adjourn this matter to allow the first defendant attend his trial”.
Hired guards surrounded the PDP spokesperson, preventing journalists from getting his picture on the stretcher.
The money is part of the funds linked with former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
The politician was stretchered 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.