Justice Abang Okon of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday refused hearing on the bail application being sought by the embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh.
Justice Okon ordered him to be remanded at the Kuje prison pending next Tuesday (January 19) when the hearing will be entertained. Metuh is being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a seven count charge of corruption, criminal breach of trust and money laundering. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Thereafter, his lawyer, Ifedayo Adedipe, filed an oral application for bail which was opposed by the prosecuting counsel.
The judge in his ruling refused hearing on the oral bail application, ordering that it be properly filed by the defence counsel and for the EFCC to respond before it can be entertained on the next date of sitting being January 19.