A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday adjourned the case against Olisa Metuh on the grounds of ill health.
Metuh, who is the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is standing trial for allegedly collecting 400 million Naira from the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, was missing in court at the resumption of trial.
Metuh’s lawyer, Mr Oyeachi Ikpeazu, told the court that his client was on admission at the National Hospital Abuja.
Reacting to the application, counsel to the EFCC, Mr Sylvester Tahir said that he would reluctantly not object to the application, but will leave it to the discretion of the court to decide on what steps to take, Channelstv reports.
In his ruling, the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, said that the hearing was adjourned at the instance of the accused person, following a medical report by a consultant neurologist at the National Hospital who ordered a compulsory bed rest for the accused.
He, however, said that the medical report has made it difficult for the court to decide on the time frame of the bed rest because it was not indicated in the report.