Olisa Metuh loses bid to end trial


A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has lost in a bid to stop his trial in court.

Mr Metuh is being tried on criminal charges before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja.


Justice Ishaq Bello, on Thursday, turned down a no-case application made by Metuh in his trial for alleged destruction of evidence while he was being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

“The view of this court is that the application for a no-case submission is lacking in merit. It is hereby dismissed,” Justice Bello said.

The court ordered Metuh to enter defence in respect of the prima facie case already established against him by the prosecution.