The spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, on Thursday again broke down in court with signs of ill health, repeatedly throwing up at the Federal High Court in Abuja, where he is being tried for alleged corruption.
Mr. Metuh’s apparent ill-health led to court to adjourn the case.
The PDP spokesperson is being tried for allegedly receiving N400 million of government arms money.
His counsel, Emeka Etiaba, said Mr. Metuh’s health condition deteriorated on Wednesday night, forcing his brother-in-law, Andy Aghaji, to rush him to the hospital.
He said on arrival to the hospital, they found that nurses were on strike.
A doctor who attended to Mr. Metuh, directed that be brought back to the hospital on Thursday.
Mr. Etiaba said the doctor had warned that the drugs he administered would make Mr. Metuh drowsy and that he would have to take another medication at 11 am Thursday.
He said the PDP spokesman left the hospital at 3.30 am Thursday morning.
Mr. Etiaba said he advised Mr. Metuh to see if he could manage himself to the court, since he had no understanding about the gravity of his health condition.
At the court, the PDP spokesman began to vomit and had to be assisted to the court room by his relatives.
The counsel prayed the court to adjourn the case to enable Mr. Metuh return to the hospital for treatment.
The prosecution counsel, Sylvanus Tahir, did not object to the application.
The judge adjourned the case till May 23.
PREMIUM TIMES understands Mr. Metuh immediately returned to the hospital.
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