A former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, on Monday arrived the Federal High Court, Abuja, venue of his ongoing corruption trial on a stretcher.
Mr Metuh is standing trial before Justice Okon Abang in respect of the N400 million he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, in 2014.
He was driven into the court premises in an ambulance with registration number 44Q 20 FG at about 10:27am.
His lawyer had, at the last adjourned date, informed the court presided by Justice Okon Abang that his client was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital for treatment of spinal cord complications.
The lawyers, led by Onyeachi Ikpeazu, asked for a long adjournment after presenting the hospital’s medical report on Mr. Metuh’s health condition.
But Abang refused the application for a long adjournment and threatened to allow the application made by the prosecution for the revocation of Metuh’s bail if he was not in court on Monday.
However, on seeing the spokesperson in court on a stretcher, the judge adjourned the matter till March 14.
“I have seen the condition that the first defendant is. Seeing the condition, I am inclined to adjourn this matter to allow the first defendant attend his trial,” Abang said.