Lawyer to a former National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh has revealed that his client lost his appeal at the Supreme Court on technical grounds.
Olisah is currently facing trial over a N400 million naira corruption charge, levelled against him by the present administration.
Barrister Ben Chuks Nwosu, in a statement on Monday said although the verdict of the Supreme Court on the No Case Submission filed by Chief Olisa Metuh was welcomed by his team, it is still willing to continue with the defence of the substantive suit.
“While we welcome the verdict of the Supreme Court on the No Case Submission filed by our client, Chief Olisa Metuh, in his on-going case at the Federal High Court, Abuja, we wish to state for the records that:
“Whereas our client retains the legal right to comply with the Supreme Court’s decision by seeking leave to appeal so that the matter can be heard on its merit, we are more eager to continue with the defence of the substantive suit; as this is the fastest way to prove his innocence.
“However, more important to our client and his family right now is his health challenge and the treatment of his worsening spinal cord ailment. We are following all lawful ways and means to ensure that he receives appropriate medical treatment, especially against the background of recent events that clearly put his life in danger,” he said.
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