Fayose Condemns Justice Abang Over Metuh’s Case

……he‘s acting as persecutor against Metuh –

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has described the

Federal High Court Judge, Okon Abang, as a disgrace to

the judiciary in Nigeria, saying that the judge was acting more like a

persecutor in the case of former National Publicity Secretary of the

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, such that he

ridiculed Nigeria by causing an accused to be brought to court on a


The governor, who said it was clear that Justice Abang was out to

satisfy the sinister aim of Metuh’s persecutors, said; “In saner

climes, all that is needed as proof of inability to stand trial due to

ill health is a doctor’s report from duly recognized health institution

and one wonders whether medical report from federal government owned

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State

should not have been enough to convince Justice Abang that Metuh was

indeed sick.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday, by his Special Assistant

on Public Communications and New Media, Lere OIayinka, Governor Fayose

said; “Shame on Abang, a judge who goes to court robing himself in

garment of corruption. Why didn’t he (Abang) dock Metuh with the

stretcher on which he was brought to court yesterday despite all his

initial bragging?

“The judge’s utterances during last month’s court appearance when he

was told that Metuh was on admission and could not appear in court was

a clear demonstration of malice and desperation to convict an accused

person at all cost.

The governor said it was obvious that Justice Abang’s only aim was to

satisfy the interest of those with evidence of his corrupt practices,

adding that; “When they needed the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT)

Chairman, Danladi Umar to help them convict Senate President Bukola

Saraki, they made the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

to clear him of culpability in the N10 million bribery allegation

levelled against him.

“In April 2016, the EFCC said via a letter signed by the Secretary of

the Commission, Emmanuel Adegboyega Aremo that ‘after investigating

the case for some time, it became clear that the whole allegation

bordered in the realm of mere suspicion and would be difficult to

charge the CCT judge to court based on the allegation.’

“Today, the same Umar that they cleared has been charged to court by

the EFCC on the same allegation.

“Obviously, they intend to use the criminal charges filed against the

CCT chairman to blackmail him into doing their sinister bidding of

convicting Senator Saraki at all cost just as they are doing in the

case of Metuh.

“On August 18, 2016, five Appeal Court justices in their judgment in

the case of Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Vs. Samson Ogah, said

Justice Abang committed a rape on democracy!

“Also, a three-member panel of Appeal Court judges led by Justice

Ibrahim Salauwa said the judgement delivered by Justice Abang on

October 14, 2016 was as ‘fraudulent as it was violent’ and that the

judge acted like Father Christmas.

“If not because of his ability to do hatchet jobs for those presently

holding Nigeria at the jugular, how can a judge like Abang that has

been adjudged severally as giving fraudulent judgments and acting like

Father Christmas still sit in judgment over cases involving