#DASUKIGATE: EFCC opposes application to save ex-PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh’s deteriorating health
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday rejected the applications of former Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Publicity Secretary; Chief Olisa Metuh to sought medical attention abroad and for the Court to order the appearance of former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki.
Metuh is standing trial for alleged diversion of N400 million meant for the purchase of arms from the office of the former NSA at Federal High Court Abuja.
Counsel to Metuh, Mr. Ikpeazu who made the application before Justice Okon Abang of the Abuja Federal High Court, stressing that his client has suffered major spinal cord injuries requiring treatment.
Mr. Ikpeazu noted that other defendants with similar charges before the same court had at different times been granted leave to travel.
He argued that the application bothered on Mr. Metuh’s right to life and asked the court to grant the application.
He also asked the court to order Mr. Dasuki’s appearance, stressing that his client needs the testimony of the former NSA who could not be reached by the defence.
Opposing the motion, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sylvanus Tahir, asked the court to rather accelerate the matter and reach a conclusion, before allowing the accused to get medical attention.
After listening to the counsel, the trial judge, Okon Abang, fixed Thursday for ruling on both applications.