The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has nullified the conviction and seven years jail term imposed on the former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
A three-man panel of the court led by Justice Stephen Adan in a unanimous judgment held that the proceedings of the Federal High Court
That lead to the conviction of Metuh and his
company, Destra Investment Limited, were tainted with bias and therefore must not be allowed to stand.
Delivering the lead Judgment today, Wednesday, December 16, Justice Adan held that the utterances of the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, shows that he was biased against the convicts and therefore, ordered that the trial be conducted afresh.