Justice Ishaq Bello of Federal Capital Territory High
Court in Abuja yesterday adjourned the trial of the
Spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party for
health reasons.

The judge, who had presided over a case before that
of Metuh, explained that he had problems with his
eyes and that he had undergone a surgery and was,
therefore in need of rest, hence the adjournment.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
arraigned Metuh before the court on charges of
destruction of evidence.

The EFCC had on January 21 arraigned Metuh on
two counts, including destruction of his statement
on January 5, 2016, allegedly to prevent it (the
statement) from being tendered as evidence against
him in court.

In the second count, Metuh was accused of
“mischief,” which he was said to have committed by
allegedly tearing the said statement “with the intent
to cause wrongful loss or damage to the property of
the EFCC.”

The EFCC, however, amended the charges in
February, adding another count of obstruction of
officers off the commission against the PDP
spokesperson.


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