Metuh Appears In Court Again, Judge Stands Down Bail Application

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered a stand down on the bail application of the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh.

The judge presiding over the case, Okon Abang stood down the case for 45 minutes.

An hour before the arrival of the judge by 12.05pm, an elated Metuh walked into the court in the company of three prison wardens.

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Making an entrance into the court, Metuh on the now trending grey beard kept by most accused persons, was greeted by associates and friends who were present in court to support him.

Former minister of aviation and the national women leader of the PDP, Kema Chikwe was among friends of the PDP strongman who was in court.

On assumption of the case, the counsel standing in for Metuh, Emeka Etiaba prayed the court to stand down the case for an hour.

Etiaba said the call for the break is to enable Metuh’s lead counsel, Chris Uche, who is attending to an election matter at the Supreme Court, appear in court.

The judge, Okon Abang having heard no objection from the prosecution said:“Since there are no objections from the parties, I hereby stand down this matter for 45 minutes.”

Abang said the matter will be recalled at 1pm for further hearing.

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Metuh is accused of having collected N400 million from former president Goodluck Jonathan by the EFCC.

The accused PDP spokesperson who accepted receiving such money from Jonathan has however refused to disclose details of the assignments he did for the former president.

Metuh has been in detention since Tuesday, January 5 and was also reported to have torn and chewed a statement he wrote at the EFCC.

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