Why I Insisted On Appearing In Court Despite Ill-Health – Metuh

Olisa MetuhThe National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Olisa Metuh, yesterday said he appeared in court for the continuation of his trial to avoid his bail being revoked.
Our correspondent reported that Metuh was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the National Hospital, Abuja, after collapsing during the PDP Zonal Congress on Tuesday April 26.
Speaking to newsmen after Justice Okon Abang adjourned the case following his ill-health, Metuh said he insisted to be in court despite doctors’ advice because he knows he is still on bail.
According to him, “If I am not here, my bail conditions may be revoked and I don’t want that; but I have been here for three hours and we haven’t started. That’s why my lawyers asked for an adjournment”.
“The doctor did not want to release me, but I insisted”, said the PDP spokesman.
Mr. Metuh said he looks forward to defending himself against the seven-count charge of fraud leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
He is standing trial along with his company, Destra Investment Ltd, which he allegedly used to receive a questionable payment of N400 million arms fund from the Office of the former National Security Adviser, ONSA, Sambo Dasuki.
“The truth is that in the course of this case a lot of things have been said and a lot of insinuations. I can’t wait to defend the accusations”, Metuh told reporters at the court premises.
“There are a lot of things the public don’t know yet and I need to let them to know”, he added.
The trial judge adjourned the matter till May 17 and 18 to allow the first defendant attend to his health.


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