The Federal High Court, Abuja, has asked former Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) spokesman, Mr Olisah Metuh, to be present at his trial on Feb. 5 or face jail.
Justice Okon Abang gave the order on Thursday, when he delivered ruling in an application filed by Metuh, seeking an adjournment to his trial on health grounds.
The judge said that the letter which Metuh wanted the court to rely on to grant the adjournment was not a proper document before the court.
“I agree with the prosecution that the purported letter written by Dr O.C. Ekweogwu, who is unknown to the court, is trash and a useless paper meant for the dustbin, which was dumped on the court by the defence.
“The said letter was fraudulently smuggled into the records of the court by a person unknown to the court with the intent to stall proceedings.”
The judge said that there was a laid down procedure for filing a medical report in court.
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