The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Olisa Metuh shunned the court Monday to answer charges on wilful destruction of evidence brougjt against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
At the resumed hearing of his trial before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Metuh and his lawyer were absent.
Whilst Metuh and his lawyer were in court at the last adjourned date of March 16, they did not turn up for Monday’s Court session. No message was sent and no reason was given for their absent.
The prosecution lawyer, Sylvanus Tahir and his witness were in court and waited for the arrival of the defence team to no avail.
The court’s officials later adjourned further proceedings to May 9.
Metuh was on January 21 arrraigned on two count charged with attempting to destroy evidence he gave to EFCC in his role in the sharing of money meant to purchase arms, which was alleged to have taken under the watch of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
The EFCC stated in the charge that Metuh ‘tore into pieces statement made under caution’ contrary to section 326 of the penal code and punishable under Section 327 of the same code, which the prosecution later amended and added a third count of “Mischief”, which according to EFCC, contravened Section 326 punishable under Section 327 of the Penal Code.