Metuh Travels to United kingdom for Professional medical Treatment method

Olisa Metuh

By Chuks okocha

Previous Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Main Olisa Metuh, has departed the region for medical cure of his protracted spinal wire ailment.

The previous PDP spokesman was sighted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Global Airport, Abuja on Wednesday evening on crutches, accompanied by some loved ones associates and close associates.

Reprieve came to Metuh pursuing December 16, Attraction Court judgement annulling his conviction by Justice Okon Abang on the grounds of bias, consequent upon which Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Federal High Courtroom, on December 24, granted him bail, and requested the release of his intercontinental passport for a interval of 45 times to travel within just and outdoors the jurisdiction of the court docket.

It would be recalled that Justice Abang experienced turned down several apps by Metuh to journey for professional medical treatment. At some issue, the trial Choose ruled against obtaining any professional medical report from any clinic or health care provider in Nigeria and Metuh was introduced to court docket from his sick bed on a stretcher.

Having said that, in his ruling, Justice Maha granted Metuh bail in the sum of N250 million and a surety, who should be a responsible citizen and proprietor of a landed property within Abuja, with price not much less than the bail sum.

Justice Maha also requested Metuh to return his intercontinental passport to the court within a few days from the date of his return.

Commenting at the airport, a single of his associates famous that the PDP spokesperson “had gone by way of the most horrendous ordeal in the very last five years”.

According to the affiliate, “Chief Metuh has handed via a whole lot. Only his religion in the Almighty God stored him so solid. We thank God for this opportunity for him to get his clinical procedure and transfer on with his daily life. We are deeply encouraged by the prayers and very well wishes of most Nigerians in this travail.”

In annulling Metuh’s conviction, the Court docket of Attraction, in a unanimous verdict study by Justice Stephen Adah, held that Justice Abang confirmed manifest bias in the demo.

In accordance to Justice Adah, “the discovered trial judge confirmed in his comments, the influence of an abnormal wish and inclination to go after a predetermined line of motion towards the appellant. This no doubt is an impact of bias versus the appellant”.

The Appeal Court docket held that Metuh’s demo was performed in a hostile ambiance with no any regard to the constitutional correct of the person accused and as these simply cannot be upheld.

“The realized demo choose unfortunately has revealed the entire environment that significantly was into that judgment than what was set in evidence prior to the choose.

“It was in this respect that we can’t disregard it. This court docket in its duty, established that decision aside. Judgment of the lower court sent on 25th of February 2020 can’t stand mainly because of the evidence of bias. It is accordingly annulled”, the Attractiveness Court held.