Court adjourns Metuh’s case to Oct 27

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FEDERAL HIGH Court, Abuja, yesterday adjourned the case of the embattled former PDP spokesman, Mr Olisah Metuh, till Oct. 27 and Oct. 31. The judge, Justice Okon Abang, while announcing the new date for the case at about 4:45 p.m said that the case had to be adjourned because he would not have judicial time to hear it. “The matter was adjourned on July 4 to July 7 for continuation of trial at the instance of the parties but the Federal Government declared July 7 as a public holiday. “I directed my secretary to call all the parties in the matter and inform them that the matter will be heard today. All the parties are in court including the defence witness. “I have no judicial time to take this matter as the court has sat all day and the time is far spent. “Today is the last day before the court’s vacation that will be commencing on July 11 so the matter will be heard after the vacation.” Abang added that even though he was a vacation judge, the matter could not be heard during the vacation except with the consent of the parties. Mr Onyeachi Ikpeazu (SAN), counsel to Metuh, said his team would prefer to rest during the vacation. He said that they could not appear in court on July 7 because of the public holiday and that the day was already far spent. He said that they were willing to take a new date adding that the parties were, however, willing to comply with the directive of the court. But the prosecuting counsel, Mr Sylvanus Tahir, said that the prosecution was willing to continue the matter during the vacation. Tahir said that the argument that the case could not hold on July 7, which was the actual …Read More

Source:: Nigerian Pilot