Court Postpones Olisa Metuh’s Trial To Oct 27
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has on Friday adjourned the case of the embattled spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Olisa Metuh, till Oct. 27 and Oct. 31.
Speaking on the adjournment, the presiding judge, Justice Okon Abang, disclosed that he currently does not have judicial time to hear the case.
He said: “The matter was adjourned on July 4 to July 7 for continuation of trial at the instance of the parties but the Federal Government declared July 7 as a public holiday.
“I directed my secretary to call all the parties in the matter and inform them that the matter will be heard today. All the parties are in court including the defence witness.
“I have no judicial time to take this matter as the court has sat all day and the time is far spent.
“Today is the last day before the court’s vacation that will be commencing on July 11 so the matter will be heard after the vacation.”
He added that even though he was a vacation judge, the matter could not be heard during the vacation except with the consent of the parties.
Abang then adjourned the matter till Oct. 27 and Oct. 30 for continuation of hearing of the defence’s case.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court would commence its vacation on July 11 to Sept. 12.