Former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh has collapsed during his resumed trial in an Abuja High Court on Monday.
He was trying to make his way to the dock when he suddenly collapsed.
The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, asked the court officials to explain what happened. The officials informed the court that when the case was called, Metuh was making his way to the dock when they all heard a loud noise and noticed the defendant on the floor.
His collapse did not stop the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, from proceeding with the trial as the trial judge continued with the trial even though Metuh was still on the floor.
However, Metuh’s counsel, Emeka Etiaba in disapproval withdrew from the trial. He said he cannot go ahead with the trial when his client is lying on the floor.
Metuh, who is facing a N400 million money laundering charge, had on several occasions, laid claim to being on admission in various hospitals in Nigeria over what his doctors diagnosed as a worsening spinal chord ailment for which a surgery has been recommended as a definitive treatment and referred him to the London hospital since 2016.