Court adjourns Metuh’s trial yet again

Olisa Metuh

The trial of Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was stalled again on Thursday in an FCT High Court, Maitama, due to another adjournment.

The trial was adjourned again until May 3, for the defence to open its case; the adjournment was at the instance of the court.

Metuh was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a two-count charge, bordering on the destruction of evidence.

Justice Ishaq Bello on Oct. 10, 2016, adjourned till Nov. 22, 2016, for the defence to open its case. It again adjourned till Jan. 24, 2017, and then again till March 2.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr Sylvanus Tahir, had earlier called three witnesses to testify.

At the resumed hearing on Thursday, both counsel and Metuh were in court.

The next adjourned date was fixed with the consent of all the parties in the matter.