Lights! Camera! "The Judge is here?" is he here?" Action!

That was the way someone reacted to news of the former PDP spokesman collapsing during trial in a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Here are 4 times the former PDP spokesman made the headlines during his ongoing trial.

Metuh is being prosecuted on a seven-count charge bordering on fraud and money laundering.

Since Metuh’s arrest in January of 2016, he’s made some dramatic court appearances. 


1. Metuh Chews Paper

In January 2016, Metuh allegedly grabbed a piece of paper containing his confessional statements from EFCC operatives, threw the paper into his mouth and began chewing the paper—all in a bid to destroy evidence.

Metuh later denied that he ate the document which reportedly had multiple copies.

“They said I ate paper. I did not eat any paper. I don’t know where they got that from.

"As a matter of fact, the last contact I had with those people was the next day after I was arrested when I told them to charge me to court", Metuh said.


2. Metuh Shows Up On A Stretcher

On February 5, 2018, Metuh appeared in court on a stretcher after Justice Okon Abang ruled that he was going to have his bail revoked if he failed to appear.

Metuh's lawyer, Onyeachi Ikpeazu (SAN), had told the court that his client was on admission at the Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital for an undisclosed ailment.


3. Metuh Appears In Wheelchair

On March 14, 2018, Olisa Metuh was in court on a wheelchair.

On this day, Metuh’s lawyer, Ikpeazu, told the court that his client’s health had badly deteriorated in the past two months.

According to Ikpeazu, due to his client’s worsening health, Metuh was going to require urgent medical attention from his doctors in London.

The lawyer tendered as an exhibit, a letter from one Dr. Adrian T. H. Kasey, a Neurosurgeon at Wellington Hospital in London, which he said emphasized the need for Metuh to be treated urgently.

4. Metuh Collapses In Court

Metuh, who with his company, Destra Investment Limited, are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the N400m he allegedly received fraudulently from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014, fell shortly after the case was called.

The incident happened about 9.01am in the courtroom on Monday.

Metuh was seated in the courtroom close to the dock before the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang walked in.

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