Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Olisa Metuh has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja for permission to travel to the United Kingdom for five weeks on medical ground.
The request is contained in an application filed by Metuh’s lawyer, Emeka Etiaba (SAN), seeking the release of his client’s travel passport for that purpose.
The court had, while admitting Metuh to bail on January 19 this year, ordered him to submit his passport to the court. The court allowed him the freedom to apply for its release when he intends to travel.
According to the Nation,Metuh, in the application, stated that his decision to seek treatment abroad was informed by the advice by a neurosurgeon at the National Hospital, Abuja following the injury he allegedly sustained after falling from a chair at the national secretariat on April 26.
The PDP spokesman is being tried with his company, Destra Investments Limited, on a seven-count charge, in which he is accused of fraudulent receipt of N400m from the Office of the National Security Adviser in November 2014 to fund the PDP presidential campaign ahead of the 2015 poll.
They are also accused of involvement in money laundering offences involving cash transaction of $2m without passing through a financial institution.