Former spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh collapsed Monday morning at the resumed hearing in his trial before the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Metuh, who is being tried for alleged money laundering offences, with his company, Destra Investment Limited, collapsed when he attempted to enter the dock when the case was called.
Metuh was on his way to the dock after his case was called upon but suddenly fell on the floor with a loud thud. Justice Abang, who was informed of the development on inquiry, however, objected the withdrawal from the trial by Metuh’s counsel, Emeka Etiaba, who had submitted that he could not go ahead with the case because his client was visibly ill and lying on the floor. Justice Abang ordered the counsel to call in the eleventh witness in the trial, maintaining that Metuh was only trying to employ some delay tactics against his trial.