A Federal High Court in Maitama Abuja, has adjourned sitting in the case involving the embattled Peoples Democratic Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh till Tuesday, January 20.
Metuh had been under the detention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over his alleged receipt of money from funds meant for the procurement of arms which was allegedly diverted by the ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki.
During the court sitting, Metuh presented two pleas, one of which bordered on whether the Magistrate Court that sanctioned his continued detention has jurisdiction on such matters. The other prayer is on whether the EFCC was right to have continued to keep him in detantion.
But the trial judge, Justice Abang Okon , however, refused to rule on whether the Magistrates’ Court has jurisdiction or not.
The judge however handed the EFCC a five-day ultimatum to respond to the other plea.
It held that in line with the fundamental right application, the EFCC has five days after it was summoned to file its application if it’s against the application, adding that the sitting was“not determining the case today, its is only determining the interlocutory application.”