Olisa Metuh

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday adjourned the trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh till January 23 over an undisclosed illness.

The case was adjourned after Metuh’s counsel, Emeka Etiaba, informed the court that his client is currently on admission at the Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching hospital.

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The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang adjourned the case to Tuesday to enable cross-examination of Metuh’s 9th witness.

Metuh has been standing trial for allegedly collecting N400 million from the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki.

Etiaba in December 2017 told a Federal High Court in Abuja that the lives of his clients Metuh and the lead counsel in the case, Dr Onyechi Ikpeazu are been threatened as a result of the subpoena order of the court which had asked former President Goodluck Jonathan to testify in the case.

He held that they would not yield to the threats and insisted that the former President must testify in the case.

Justice Abang then adjourned the case to December 5 and 6 to enable the defendant call any other person other than the former President as a witness in the case.