Court orders Olisa Metuh’s trial in absentia

The trial judge of former spokesman of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, Justice Okon Abang, has ordered the further trial to continue in his absence.

Justice Abang held that it will not amount to breach of fair hearing. He said Metuh indulged in misconduct by disobeying the order of court before he did so and fell on his own.

He said Metuh disregarded the court proceeding by continuous loud whistling and groaning “as if he was in great pain.”

He said the doctor from the medical unit of the court, acted on her own.

The judge also ruled that the GM Channels TV, Abuja and Maupe Ogun-Yusuf must appear on May 25 to show cause and to produce the original recording of the Sunrise Programme of May 22, to establish if it prejudiced the matter before the court and disrespect its integrity, which can be cited for contempt.

Meanwhile, Metuh is on admission at the Nations Hospital Abuja on spinal cord related illness.

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