A judge of a federal high court in Abuja has threatened the National Hospital Abuja, for not informing the court before transferring Olisa Metuh, to an undisclosed Lagos hospital.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja today, has berated the National Hospital, Abuja, over the transfer of the embattled PDP Spokesman, Olisa Metuh to a Lagos hospital.
Ruling in an application for adjournment brought by Metuh’s Counsel, Emeka Etaiba (SAN) in Abuja on Friday, the judge berated the hospital saying through its action, the hospital treated the court with levity.
Justice Abang said Metuh’s case was first adjourned on account of a medical report from the hospital, which did not state the duration of the bed rest, adding that the hospital should have informed the court that the defendant had been transferred to another hospital.
“If I order investigation into the activities of the national hospital regarding to Metuh’s medical report many heads will roll.
“I have authority over the management of the hospital because they are under my jurisdiction. The management is not above this court and the law.
“They cannot treat this court with levity; national hospital has a duty to explain to the court what led to the transfer of Metuh from National Hospital, Abuja, to another hospital in Lagos.
“In any event, I have another medical report issued by Dr Olufemi Bankole from Lagos University Teaching Hospital that Metuh is on bed rest over back pains which he claimed,” the judge ruled.
The judge however said the medical report did not disclose the location of the hospital in Lagos, and adjourned the case till July 7.
Recall that PDP spokesman, Olisa etuh was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on allegations of receiving N400 million from the office of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge.