Appeal court nullifies Olisa Metuh’s conviction, orders fresh trial

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has nullified the seven-year jail term imposed on Olisa Metuh, the former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a unanimous judgment delivered on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, a three-man panel led by Justice Stephen Adah ruled that Metuh’s conviction by Justice Okong Abang was tainted with bias, and therefore must not be allowed to stand.

Justice Adah held that the utterances of Justice Abang in the course of the trial in February established that he was biased against Metuh.

He, therefore, upturned the judgement of the lower court and ordered the trial to be reconducted.

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