Justice Abang Okon of the Federal High Court has ruled on Metuh’s application on the change of trial judge, striking out his application for lacking in merit, terming same as abuse of court proceedings.
would be recalled that one of the counsels to Metuh, Emeka Etiaba had
recently filed an application demanding justice Abang to disqualify
himself from the case for being bias.
However, ruling on the
matter on Friday afternoon, Abang held that the defendant had failed to
provide facts that he had exhibited bias in his handling of the matter.
ruled, “It is my humble view that the application lacks merit, it is an
abuse of court proceedings and is appropriately dismissed,” Justice
Earlier, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,
EFCC, on Friday faulted the allegation that the trial judge in charge
of Olisa Metuh’s case, Justice Okon Abang exhibited bias while carrying
out his function.
EFCC’s lawyer, Sylvanus Tahir said this during Metuh’s ongoing trial at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
According to Tahir, there is no evidence by the defendant to show that the trial judge had exhibited bias in his conduct.