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Court dismisses application for stay of proceedings

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday dismissed the application for stay of proceedings filed by the erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh.

Therefore, the trial which was suspended about six months ago, will resume on Tuesday.

The judge, in a separate ruling, also dismissed Metuh’s application for release of his international passport.

The trial was suspended on December 16, 2016 due to interlocutory applications filed by the defence.

The ex- PDP spokesman had on that day called his sixth witness to testify in his trial for fraud and money laundering.

“The coast is now clear for the resumption of the trial that was suspended to abide the outcome of the application dated March 17, 2017. The application has been dismissed.

“In the light of this, the matter is adjourned till 1:00 p.m. on June 20, 2017, for further hearing of the first defendant’s case,” the judge ruled.

 

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