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Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by yns4real: 2:36pm On Apr 19
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has expressed doubts as to whether the claim of ill health by Olisah Metuh, the embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), is true.

The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, said this on Thursday while delivering a ruling on an application seeking the release of Metuh’s international passport to enable him travel abroad for medical treatment.

According to the judge, “I am wondering, if the defendant is really sick as he claims, why did he not appeal the two earlier decisions of the court that refused to release his international passport.

“I doubt that he is really ill as he wants the court to believe, if he is, he should have appealed the decisions of the court at the Court of Appeal.”

The judge wondered why Metuh appealed decisions of the trial court that had nothing to do with his health but refused to appeal those that dealt directly with his health.

Abang held that it seemed there was a hidden agenda by Metuh to present the court as inhuman by filing the same application before the trial court a third time rather than going on appeal.


Read also: Metuh files fresh application for foreign treatment

He said that he agreed with the arguments of the prosecution that filing the application for a third time was an unpardonable and reckless abuse of judicial processes.

The judge maintained that the defendants ought to know that where a trial court decided a matter, it could not be brought before it again under any guise.

He further said that since the prosecution closed its case in 2016, the defendant, rather than defending his case, had taken several steps to frustrate the trial.

The judge said that he could not sit on appeal over his own judgment having already refused an application for the release of Metuh’s passport twice.

He added that contrary to the claim by Metuh’s counsel, Mr Onyeachi Ikpeazu, (SAN), there were no new facts in the current application as the facts in it were the same as those in the last two applications.

“The issues raised in this application have already been determined in the two previous rulings on the matter; there is nothing new in this application.”

He held that on account of Metuh’s conduct since the prosecution closed its case, he could not order the release of his passport and that he lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter having decided it before.

He therefore dismissed the application for lacking in merit and adjourned the matter until April 20 for continuation of trial.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Metuh on March 14, for the third time, asked the court to release his international passport to enable him travel abroad for medical treatment.

(NAN)

http://punchng.com/metuhs-claim-of-ill-health-doubtful-court/

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by IMASTEX: 7:39pm On Apr 19
He should prove beyond reasonable doubt to be ill. Politicians should be shortlisted into Nollywood, they appear to be good in acting.

Do the crime & do the time. Period.

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by Authoreety: 7:39pm On Apr 19
More drama from looters




Ds metuh 2 like drama

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by Fukafuka: 7:40pm On Apr 19
grin

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by chukwukahenry(m): 7:40pm On Apr 19
metuh......

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by collwriters: 7:41pm On Apr 19
I pray he truly falls sick with an untreatable disease. Sick fools.

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by yeyerolling: 7:41pm On Apr 19
May we live to witness the revolution and beheading of all politicians

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by DonPiiko: 7:42pm On Apr 19
Everytime people steal money there suddenly fall ill

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by momodub: 7:42pm On Apr 19
Really
Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by brainpulse: 7:42pm On Apr 19
One of the thieves that wants Buhari out

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by fairfora: 7:42pm On Apr 19
yns4real:
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has expressed doubts as to whether the claim of ill health by Olisah Metuh, the embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), is true.

The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, said this on Thursday while delivering a ruling on an application seeking the release of Metuh’s international passport to enable him travel abroad for medical treatment.

According to the judge, “I am wondering, if the defendant is really sick as he claims, why did he not appeal the two earlier decisions of the court that refused to release his international passport.

“I doubt that he is really ill as he wants the court to believe, if he is, he should have appealed the decisions of the court at the Court of Appeal.”

The judge wondered why Metuh appealed decisions of the trial court that had nothing to do with his health but refused to appeal those that dealt directly with his health.

Abang held that it seemed there was a hidden agenda by Metuh to present the court as inhuman by filing the same application before the trial court a third time rather than going on appeal.


Read also: Metuh files fresh application for foreign treatment

He said that he agreed with the arguments of the prosecution that filing the application for a third time was an unpardonable and reckless abuse of judicial processes.

The judge maintained that the defendants ought to know that where a trial court decided a matter, it could not be brought before it again under any guise.

He further said that since the prosecution closed its case in 2016, the defendant, rather than defending his case, had taken several steps to frustrate the trial.

The judge said that he could not sit on appeal over his own judgment having already refused an application for the release of Metuh’s passport twice.

He added that contrary to the claim by Metuh’s counsel, Mr Onyeachi Ikpeazu, (SAN), there were no new facts in the current application as the facts in it were the same as those in the last two applications.

“The issues raised in this application have already been determined in the two previous rulings on the matter; there is nothing new in this application.”

He held that on account of Metuh’s conduct since the prosecution closed its case, he could not order the release of his passport and that he lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter having decided it before.

He therefore dismissed the application for lacking in merit and adjourned the matter until April 20 for continuation of trial.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Metuh on March 14, for the third time, asked the court to release his international passport to enable him travel abroad for medical treatment.

(NAN)

http://punchng.com/metuhs-claim-of-ill-health-doubtful-court/
Make this man just die for una hand. He had been admitted in LUTH twice before his case even commenced. It's only in Nigeria that human lives mean nothing. This man did not commit any murder. You have collected all you claimed he stole. Another civil war loading shocked shocked shocked I am waiting for the day buhari would probe his brother's wife, Turai Yaradua who owns many estates and hectares of land in Abuja. the woman who held Nigeria to ransom when her husband took ill, using the opportunity of her husband's ill health to steal billions of Naira. PMB has already said we are lazy in the ongoing commonwealth meeting. We voted him in 2015 because we believed in him and he did not say Nigerian Youths were lazy that time. Now that he thinks he does not need our votes again, he can say anything he likes. Only a daft among the youths will vote him again

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by geolabious(m): 7:42pm On Apr 19
If you love this Drama. Click Like
Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by popsyleo1: 7:43pm On Apr 19
Get your pvc and do the needful next year so that Dasuki would travel for treatment.

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by qualityGod(m): 7:43pm On Apr 19
cheesy yam eaters grin

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by carinmom(f): 7:44pm On Apr 19
undecided

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by brainpulse: 7:45pm On Apr 19
fairfora:
Make this man just die for una hand...another civil war loading shocked
let it come. We are prepared for all una

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by adem30: 7:46pm On Apr 19
fairfora:
Make this man just die for una hand...another civil war loading shocked
Na today? Nnamdi Kanu disappeared nothing happen.

Tompolo is no where to be fund since 2015.

Jonathan is still in Otueke despite all the rant before election

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by givan: 7:49pm On Apr 19
I wonder on what ground the judge has said this?! Is he in any doubt that the accused may be conniving with the accuser (federal authority)
to present fake health bill?
Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by Proudlyngwa(m): 7:50pm On Apr 19
Metuh is a fraud.
It is unfortunate that this government itself is unserious.
Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by Luckyroro(m): 7:53pm On Apr 19
It's quite unfortunate how we got here.

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by fairfora: 8:10pm On Apr 19
geolabious:
If you love this Drama. Click Like
Only a wicked soul or a youth without a sense and future would click your like . How can a president say to the outside world that Nigerian Youths are lazy? Do you know many Nigerian youths sleep at various embassies everyday in search of a visa? As soon as they leave Nigeria, their stars begin to shine. Name any top ten companies in the world where you would not find a Nigerian youth at their top-level staff? Is it Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Youtube Wells Fargo, Citbank, worldbank or the top entertainment industry called Hollywood? today, one of our own, Chimamanda won a presitigious award in the US in recognition of her achievements in literature. Unfortunately, this is coming at the time when buhari went out there to rubbish us. Nigerian youths back home have turned entrepreneurs manufacturing shoes, wigs,planting vegetables( i remember that benue guy who makes millions of naira by planting only ugwu leaf and lettuce and transporting same to lagos. Some guys are into soap-making and are doing pretty good. Myself is also a great example. I have some youths under my payroll. Are we truly lazy as the president whom we overwhelmingly voted in 2015 claimed? Many Nigerians who are law makers in foreign countries all schooled in Nigeria. They left for greener pastures overseas and became somebody. Did buhari provide an enabling environment for youths before he went out there to disgrace himself? How many jobs has he provided since he became president?
Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by Emycord: 8:12pm On Apr 19
ALLOW Man Attend To His Health. AFTERALL Even Biafranists Are Given Bail To Treatment. How Much More A OneNigerianist
Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by sapele914(m): 8:14pm On Apr 19
Authoreety:
More drama from looters




Ds metuh 2 like drama
Before he was taken to court the Federal Government told him to return the 450 million he collected from the office of the NSA,he refused and said he did not do anything wrong,now he is begging for plea bargain and his international passport to travel,initially metuh forgot he had lost his immunity, PDP was no more in power.

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by Yankee101: 8:15pm On Apr 19
Until he dies?
Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by sapele914(m): 8:25pm On Apr 19
fairfora:
Only a wicked soul or a youth without a sense and future would click your like . How can a president say to the outside world that Nigerian Youths are lazy? Do you know many Nigerian youths sleep at various embassies everyday in search of a visa? As soon as they leave Nigeria, their stars begin to shine. Name any top ten companies in the world where you would not find a Nigerian youth at their top-level staff? Is it Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Youtube Wells Fargo, Citbank, worldbank or the top entertainment industry called Hollywood? today, one of our own, Chimamanda won a presitigious award in the US in recognition of her achievements in literature. Unfortunately, this is coming at the time when buhari went out there to rubbish us. Nigerian youths back home have turned entrepreneurs manufacturing shoes, wigs,planting vegetables( i remember that benue guy who makes millions of naira by planting only ugwu leaf and lettuce and transporting same to lagos. Some guys are into soap-making and are doing pretty good. Myself is also a great example. I have some youths under my payroll. Are we truly lazy as the president whom we overwhelmingly voted in 2015 claimed? Many Nigerians who are law makers in foreign countries all schooled in Nigeria. They left for greener pastures overseas and became somebody. Did buhari provide an enabling environment for youths before he went out there to disgrace himself? How many jobs has he provided since he became president?
Go and blame pdp and metuh,President Buhari cannot give you what you do not deserve,if you like wail from now till Feb 2014,The President will win at least 30 states.

It takes two to tango and politics is a dirty game,Apc,Tinubi and Buhari will soon show you disciples of Lucifer Government magic,you haven't started wailing yet,this your epistle is short you will write an autobiography.

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by dammytosh: 8:26pm On Apr 19
Doubtful abi lies.

He lied under oath.
Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by Printerscanner: 8:37pm On Apr 19
fairfora:
Make this man just die for una hand. He had been admitted in LUTH twice before his case even commenced. It's only in Nigeria that human lives mean nothing. This man did not commit any murder. You have collected all you claimed he stole. Another civil war loading shocked shocked shocked I am waiting for the day buhari would probe his brother's wife, Turai Yaradua who owns many estates and hectares of land in Abuja. the woman who held Nigeria to ransom when her husband took ill, using the opportunity of her husband's ill health to steal billions of Naira. PMB has already said we are lazy in the ongoing commonwealth meeting. We voted him in 2015 because we believed in him and he did not say Nigerian Youths were lazy that time. Now that he thinks he does not need our votes again, he can say anything he likes. Only a daft among the youths will vote him again

If you are not a lazy youth, you will be busy and not ranting on cyberspace when your mates and seriously busy.

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by focus7: 8:39pm On Apr 19
No be Igbo man or what did the court expect than to dey put up show.

The only thing they are good at is boasting, cowards.

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by omolola15(m): 8:43pm On Apr 19
fairfora:
Only a wicked soul or a youth without a sense and future would click your like . How can a president say to the outside world that Nigerian Youths are lazy? Do you know many Nigerian youths sleep at various embassies everyday in search of a visa? As soon as they leave Nigeria, their stars begin to shine. Name any top ten companies in the world where you would not find a Nigerian youth at their top-level staff? Is it Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Youtube Wells Fargo, Citbank, worldbank or the top entertainment industry called Hollywood? today, one of our own, Chimamanda won a presitigious award in the US in recognition of her achievements in literature. Unfortunately, this is coming at the time when buhari went out there to rubbish us. Nigerian youths back home have turned entrepreneurs manufacturing shoes, wigs,planting vegetables( i remember that benue guy who makes millions of naira by planting only ugwu leaf and lettuce and transporting same to lagos. Some guys are into soap-making and are doing pretty good. Myself is also a great example. I have some youths under my payroll. Are we truly lazy as the president whom we overwhelmingly voted in 2015 claimed? Many Nigerians who are law makers in foreign countries all schooled in Nigeria. They left for greener pastures overseas and became somebody. Did buhari provide an enabling environment for youths before he went out there to disgrace himself? How many jobs has he provided since he became president?

Sigh. How’s this story related to your epistle. We are talking of someone trying to take our yam outside the country. You are here ranting about buhari and laziness. Smh.

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by docadams: 8:44pm On Apr 19
fairfora:
Make this man just die for una hand. He had been admitted in LUTH twice before his case even commenced. It's only in Nigeria that human lives mean nothing. This man did not commit any murder. You have collected all you claimed he stole. Another civil war loading shocked shocked shocked I am waiting for the day buhari would probe his brother's wife, Turai Yaradua who owns many estates and hectares of land in Abuja. the woman who held Nigeria to ransom when her husband took ill, using the opportunity of her husband's ill health to steal billions of Naira. PMB has already said we are lazy in the ongoing commonwealth meeting. We voted him in 2015 because we believed in him and he did not say Nigerian Youths were lazy that time. Now that he thinks he does not need our votes again, he can say anything he likes. Only a daft among the youths will vote him again

Irrelevant epistle from a lazy Nigerian youth.

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by semyman: 8:49pm On Apr 19
The courts always falling for defense attorneys' delay tactics. establish a prima facie case and throw these looters in kuje and auction their I'll gotten loots so that we can have some semblance of sanity

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Re: Metuh’s Claim Of Ill Health Doubtful – Court by Lanre4uonly(m): 8:51pm On Apr 19
I'm not surprised. Olisah Metuh understand what he's doing.

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