The trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Olisa Metuh, was stalled on Monday at the Federal High Court, Abuja, due to his ill–health.
Metuh, who is standing trial alongside his company, Destra Investment Limited, was not in court, as Mr Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), his counsel told the court that his client was on admission at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Hospital.
He, however, said that he conceded to an adjournment even though reluctantly and asked the court to adjourn the matter only to the next day, Jan. 23.
The judge, Justice Okon Abang in his ruling noted that the matter was slated for the cross examination of the Metuh’s ninth witness by the prosecution.
“The letter says Metuh has been on admission since Jan. 20 on account of ill health.
“I note that Tahir has reluctantly conceded to an adjournment so I am inclined to adjourn the matter in the interest of justice.”
Abang adjourned the matter until Tuesday for cross examination of the ninth witness.
Metuh is standing trial on a seven-count charge which involves laundering two million dollars and fraudulently receiving N400 million from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.(NAN)