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Court Dismisses Metu’s Law Suit Against FG

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the Federal Government and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.

Metuh, whose suit was filed in January to challenge his arrest by the EFCC failed to show up with his lawyer when it was to be heard by Justice Okon Abang on Thursday.

According to Justice Abanga who expressed surprise, Metuh should have notified the Court of his absence.

Tijani Kasali, counsel to the attorney-general‎ of the federation (AGF), asked the court to strike out the suit because the applicant had abandoned it.

“I urge your lordship to strike out the suit for want of diligent prosecution,”he said.

He argued that the absence of Metuh and his counsel in court meant that they were not willing to continue the case. Thereafter, Abang dismissed the suit, and ordered‎ Metuh to pay six agents of the federal government N20, 000 each.

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