Olisa Metuh begs court to allow him travel abroad for medical treatment

Olisa Metuh has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to allow him travel for medical treatment

Mr. Olisa Metuh, on a wheelchair, stormed the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, asking to be granted permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Previous attempts to get the permission of the court to travel abroad for treatment was rebuffed.

At the resumed trial on Wednesday, the embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the People Democratic Party (PDP), informed the court through his counsel, Mr. Emeka Etiaba, that his health was fast failing.

He said his health was failing due to spinal cord compression which requires a corrective surgery at a hospital in London.

The Prosecutor, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir, opposed the application on the ground that Metuh had filed similar applications in the past which was not granted.

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He added that the present application seeking permission to travel abroad did not provide sufficient materials before the court to enable the court grant his request.

The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, after listening to both counsels adjourned the case to March 15, 2018. for the continuation of trial.

Metuh is standing trial for alleged money laundering being part of the funds linked with former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited, on a seven-count charge bordering on fraud and money laundering.

The alleged offences involved the sums of N400 million which the defendants allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014.

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