A justice of the federal high court in Abuja, ?has rejected an application for leave to travel abroad for medical treatment filed by Olisa Metuh.
At the federal high court sitting in Abuja this morning, ?Justice Okon Abang, has rejected an application for leave to travel abroad for medical treatment filed by former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh.
The court judge held that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the application because there was a subsisting order directing Metuh to deposit his international passport with the chief registrar of the high court.
Justice Abang who explained that the order had not been set aside, hence the court would not grant the defendant’s request, stated that one of the requirements for Metuh’s bail was the depositing of his international passport at the court, but added that the defendant did not apply to vary the bail conditions.
“This is not a case of sympathy, but a case of law.? This court has no jurisdiction to entertain this application. The court is not Father Christmas to give to the defendant what it did not ask for. The application lacks merit. It is accordingly dismissed. The court cannot set aside its decision,” he ruled.
We’ll be bringing you more updates as the court proceeding continues…