EFCC shocks Metuh in court

By Sanni Muhammed March 9, 2016 11:32

EFCC shocks Metuh in court

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, has lost his suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on the abuse of his fundamental human rights.

This was the ruling delivered on Wednesday, March 9, by Justice Okon Abang, of the Federal High court sitting in Abuja.

Justice Abang, said that the court lacked the jurisdiction to decide on the matter which already had a superseding court order.

Abang said: “I have to point out at the preliminary stage of this judgment, the applicant in this suit is not on trial, in this case the court is delivering judgment on the application of fundamental human rights.”

He said the decision of the court is to make judgement whether the EFCC violated the rights of the applicant during his detention and not on whether Metuh is on trial. He however, said that the applicant application on bail is struck out since the applicant has already been granted bail by the court.