Alleged fraud trial: Metuh seeks permission for treatment abroad

Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, is asking a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, to grant him permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.

At the resumed trial on Wednesday, Mr Metuh who arrived the court on a wheelchair informed the court through his counsel, Emeka Etiaba, that his health is fast failing due to spinal cord compression which requires a corrective surgery at a hospital in London.

The Prosecutor, Sylvanus Tahir, who declined to speak to newsmen, however, opposed the application on the ground that Mr Metuh had filed similar applications in the past which was not granted.

He added that the present application seeking permission to travel abroad did not provide sufficient materials before the court to enable the court grant his request.

The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, after listening to both counsels adjourned the case to March 15, 2018. for the continuation of trial.

Mr Metuh is standing trial for alleged money laundering being part of the funds linked with former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd). – Channels.

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