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Court Berates National Hospital Abuja Over Metuh’s Transfer

Abuja Federal Court has frowned at the action of the National Hospital, Abuja, over the transfer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Spokesman Olisa Metuh to a Lagos hospital.

The judge, Justice Okon Abang, berated the hospital when he ruled in an application for adjournment brought by Metuh’s Counsel, Emeka Etaiba (SAN) in Abuja on Friday.

Abang pointed out that the matter was first adjourned on account of a medical report from the National Hospital, Abuja.

He said since the report from the hospital did not state the bed rest duration, the they should have informed the court that the defendant had been moved to another hospital.

He further stated that it was based on the National Hospital’s report that the case was last adjourned.

Justice Abang lamented the action of National Hospital, and threatened that because the court was treated with levity, it might not be incline to receive any medical report from the hospital.

He said, “If I ordered investigation into the activities of the National Hospital regarding to Metuh’s medical report many heads will roll. FILE: Olisa Metuh in court.

“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 claim.

Abang decried that the medical report did not disclose the location of the hospital in Lagos.

The case was adjourned till July 7 for continuation of trial.

Recall that Metuh was arraigned by the EFCC on allegations of receiving N400 million meant for fighting insurgency in the North-East from the office of the former National Security Adviser retd Col. Sambo Dasuki.