Court Adjourns Metuh’s Case Till March 14
A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Monday, appeared on a stretcher before the Federal High Court in Abuja for his ongoing trial in respect of the N400m which he allegedly received fraudulently from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014.
He wore a neck brace as he lay on a wheeled stretcher ad his the body, from his legs to his chest, was covered with a white cloth with some unclear imprints.
He was motionless but occasionally moved his hands during the proceedings which lasted for about one hour and 25 minutes.
After the matter was adjourned on Monday, Metuh was taken from the courtroom located on the first floor of the five-story building to an ambulance of the National Hospital, Abuja, waiting outside the courtroom.
He has driven away from the court premises in the ambulance in which he was earlier brought to court.
The ambulance, with number plate, 44Q 20FG, and with Metuh on board, departed the court premises at about 10.27am on Monday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is prosecuting Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited, on seven counts, including an allegation of fraudulent receipt of the sum of N400m from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014.
The charges also include the allegations that the ex-spokesperson for the PDP transacted with $2m cash which was said to be above the threshold of cash payment prescribed by the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act.