Published On: Tue, May 10th, 2016

Judge started seeing shadows while hearing Metuh’s corruption case

Judge started seeing shadows while hearing Metuh’s corruption case

PDP Spokesperson, Olisa Metuh

PDP Spokesperson, Olisa Metuh

The trial of the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, was adjourned Monday after the trial judge, Ishaq Bello, told the court that he was having problem with his eye.

Mr. Metuh is facing a two-count charge for allegedly destroying documents containing a statement he made to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission while being questioned by the operatives of the commission.

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However, before resuming the trial, Mr. Bello, who had just concluded sitting on a case, said he could no longer see clearly because of a problem in his eyes, which were recently operated upon.

According to him, his vision was becoming ‘shadowy’.

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“I had a surgery on my eyes, and I am already seeing shadows… so for this reason we will have to adjourn,” he said.

He then adjourned till May 26.

Mr. Metuh, who had been in court for several hours before the case was mentioned, is also facing other charges in another Federal High Court, for alleged fraud.

He is being prosecuted by the EFCC for allegedly receiving N400 million from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, who is also being tried for allegedly diverting $2.1 billion meant for arms purchase.

 

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