Court allows Metuh to re-open his defence


.. bars him from appearing on wheelchair, stretcher
A Federal High Court in Abuja has approved the application by former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to re-open his defence over allegations of N400 million fraud.
Justice Okon Abang on Tuesday held that it is in the overall interest of substantial justice to revisit the order though Metuh’s lawyers did not show sufficient reason for their absence on May 25.
He therefore barred Metuh from appearing on wheelchair, stretcher or to “take any step to frustrate this matter from being heared.”
The court had on May 25 closed Metuh’s case after neither he nor his lawyers showed up for the trial.
He was said to be on admission at the National Hospital, Abuja on spinal related ailment.
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