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APC, FG operatives intimidating my medical doctors – Metuh

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By Emmanuel Aziken

Erstwhile Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh has alleged a contrivance by operatives of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to punish him by intimidating medical doctors open to render medical consideration to his failing well being.

Metuh in a press release  alleged that apart from intimidating Nigerian medical doctors attending to his well being, that operatives of the ruling get together have additionally taken the marketing campaign in opposition to him to a United Kingdom hospital to which a letter was addressed depicting him as an enemy of Nigeria.

Whereas noting the continued denial of his passport for medical consideration overseas and the corresponding liberty given to others dealing with related costs to undertake pilgrimages and different ventures overseas, Metuh deposed that it was now clear that his case had was a media trial for offences dedicated within the defence of his get together.

Former Publicity Secretary Peoples Democratic Celebration ( PDP ) Olisa Metuh

Metuh who served as spokesman of the previous ruling get together is dealing with trial for allegedly receiving N400 million from the workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser, cash, he claims was launched to him on the instruction of former President Goodluck Jonathan for get together affairs.

Within the assertion issued on his behalf by his lawyer, Barr. Benchuks Nwosu, yesterday, the previous PDP spokesman who claimed he has now been bedridden for the previous two months mentioned:

“We’ve cases and proof of those APC managed brokers and businesses immediately interfering with the varied hospitals which have admitted Chief Metuh within the final two months however the newest is the letter written by APC to the Wellington hospital, London, U.Okay, depicting our shopper as an enemy of the Nigerian state and one that ought to not even entry to medical remedy overseas.

“The clear reality, as evidenced by his MRI report, is that Chief Olisa Metuh has extreme spondylosis with disc herniations, wire and nerve root compressions in his Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbosacral backbone. This has resulted in semi-paralysis and we have now even gone additional in open Courtroom to request that the prosecution be allowed to conduct their very own impartial medical examination of the individual concerned.

“Our Consumer has not left the confines of a hospital or his personal bed room for the previous 2 months besides to attend Courtroom proceedings. He spent a number of hours in Courtroom on the 14th of March, 2018 and needed to be taken straight to hospital to be sedated with pentadine injection and different sturdy ache killers. In an effort to be current in Courtroom on subsequent days (15th and 16th of March 2018) he additionally needed to take the sturdy ache killer injections early morning earlier than the sittings. This nonetheless, resulted in our Consumer being semi-drowsy on the 15th and 16th and was clearly unable to even observe or comply with the proceedings in open Courtroom.

“In any case, are these individuals not conscious that it’s only in Chief Olisa Metuh’s matter that the problem of launch of passport for an accused individual has been such an impossibility?

“Simply final week, a Courtroom launched the passport of an accused individual being prosecuted by the identical EFCC to allow him attend a convention overseas. Others have been allowed to go for medical check- up overseas and even for pilgrimage. The identical Courtroom had additionally granted another accused individuals dealing with costs the identical indulgence being denied Chief Olisa Metuh.

“We consider strongly that these media trials are geared in the direction of convincing the general public {that a} man whose cost is that he “moderately should have recognized” that the cash given to him was a part of an illegal exercise of one other particular person who has not even been questioned, investigated or charged is already responsible and convicted even earlier than he has given his proof within the matter.

“Our Consumer, Chief Olisa Metuh has pleaded not responsible to the fees and has been making his case on his innocence. He has utilized the best degree of comportment in exhibiting his respect for our authorized system. His solely fear stays his plea to be allowed to have a definitive remedy of his worsening ailment. He has suffered humiliation and ache just by being obedient to court docket orders.

“The battle in opposition to corruption doesn’t indicate persecution, manifest wickedness and lynch mob strategy to explicit people.”




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APC Calls For Omo-Agege’s Prosecution Over Mace snatching

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned in totality, Wednesday’s attack on the Senate and the snatching on the Mace of the senate.

This is even as it has called on all security agencies to take all necessary actions to recover the stolen mace and ensure that the perpetrators and their sponsors are brought to justice.

In a statemnet issued by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, National Publicity Secretary of the APC, the party said that the attack ammounted to an attack on the nation’s democracy.

“The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to the invasion of the Nigerian Senate by suspected thugs who disrupted Wednesday’s plenary and made away with the mace.

“The APC hereby condemns this action and views it as an attack on our democracy and a desecration of the hallowed institution of the National Assembly.

“We therefore call on security agencies to take all necessary actions to recover the stolen mace and ensure that the perpetrators and their sponsors are brought to justice.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Police has arrested Senator Ovie Omo Agege for leading the hoodlums into the Senate chamber during plenary to snatch the Mace which is the symbol of authority of the upper legislative chamber.

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Mace Theft: Police Arrest Senator Omo-Agege

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The lawmaker was suspended by the Senate for 90 days last week. He, however, attended the plenary today.

The Senate had accused him of leading the armed men who stormed the chamber and snatched the mace while plenary was on.

After the plenary, policemen ushered Omo-Agege from the door of the chamber into a waiting pickup van.

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Thugs Disrupt Senate Plenary, Steals Mace

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The Senate plenary was today disrupted after suspected thugs invaded the chamber and made away with the mace.

The incident happened few seconds after a suspended Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege entered the chamber.

About 10 suspected thugs who came to the venue with the senator forced their entrance into the chamber.

Seconds later, the thugs ran out of the chamber with the mace causing pandemonium in the Senate.

They left the National Assembly with the mace in a black SUV.

The mace is the symbol of authority of the parliament.

One of the security personnel at the entrance of the National Assembly said the thugs told him and other officers they were with the senator.

“We tried to stop them but they told us they were with him (Omo-Agege),” he said.

The Senate has accused a lawmaker, Ovie Omo-Agege, of leading hoodlums to seize the mace, which serves as the chamber’s symbol of authority.

In a statement after the incident on Wednesday, Senate spokesperson, Sabi Abdullahi, said the incident is an act of treason.

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