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Court Dismisses Metuh’s Appeal, Rejects Request To Travel Abroad For Treatment



Olisa Metuh

An appeal by Olisa Metuh, a former Spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), seeking to upturn the decision of a Federal High Court, Abuja, not to release his international passport for him to travel abroad has been declined.

Metuh who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC),  for alleged N400 million fraud had on February 22, 2017, through his counsel, Onyechi Ikpeazu, (SAN), applied for the release of his passport in order for him to travel to the United Kingdom for five weeks for health purposes.

Justice Okon Abang had dismissed the application as “lacking in merit”, and sternly warned his counsel against deploying tactics to delay the trial, which has been ongoing since January 6, 2016.

Dissatisfied with the ruling, Metuh had approached the Appellate Court, praying for the release of his travel document.

On January 30, 2019, the Court of Appeal however ruled that his application was “an abuse of court process”, as he failed to disclose cogent reasons for him to seek medical attention abroad.

His trial before Justice Abang continues on February 25, 2019.

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