#DasukiGate: Court stops Metuh’s bid to halt corruption trial

The Court of Appeal Abuja, today made it clear to People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh that it would issue any motion to stop the proceedings pending its hearing at the Federal High court.

‘It is not the practise of the court of appeal to stop proceedings of a lower court while its hearing is taken place or not concluded’

Metuh is facing trial for alleged money laundering and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N400m

“The practice before us here is not to stay proceedings at the lower court. Pursue your appeal and go a face your case at the lower court,” he told Ikpeazu.

“I think your lordship might be swayed when we make our argument,” Ikpeazu responded.

“You can’t, when we get there. That is the practice of this court,” Aboki replied to his statement.

In March, Okon Abang, justice of the federal high court, had dismissed Metuh’s “no-case submission” seeking to quash the charges against him.

Metuh is challenging that judgment at the appeal court.

Also, Sylvanus Tahir, counsel to the EFCC, earned the reprimand of the three-member panel of justices for filing sloppy briefs.

The court of appeal further adjourned the hearing of the application to May 5 at the instance of the prosecuting counsel.

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