The judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice Okon Abang, has approved the EFCC’s appeal to proceed with the trial of Olisa Metuh, in absentia.
The Judge made his decision after the former PDP National publicity secretary decided not to appear in court for his N400 million corruption trial.
According to Vanguard, The judge’s decision came after Mr. Metuh’s dramatic collapse scene at the high court on Monday. Justice Abang upheld EFCC’s plea that Mr. Metuh engaged in gross misconduct at his trial on Monday when he disobediently attempted to enter the dock after the court had permitted him to remain where he was initially seated.
The Judge stressed that Metuh fell down on his own and disrupted the court’s proceedings by whimpering loundly and groaning intermittently, “giving the impression that he was in serious pain”. He said it was not correct that Metuh collapsed, “the defendant did not collapse, he fell down on his own”.
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