Abuja - The judge handling the trial of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has said he neither had a social nor work relationship with the politician.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, said he did not know Metuh during his practice as a lawyer and while in school.
The judge’s position is contained in his response to a petition written against him by Metuh to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta.
Justice Abang’s response is dated March 23.
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Metuh had, in the petition written against the judge by one of his lawyers, Emeka Etiaba (SAN), claimed among others, that the judge was his classmate at the Law School in 1988 and that he last met the judge in 2015 at the Meridien Hotel, Akwa Ibom.
But Justice Abang, in his response to Metuh’s petition, said he neither know nor had any relationship with Metuh.
He said he is not aware that Metuh was his classmate in the Nigerian Law School, because he cannot recall seeing him in the time session in his time.
He stated that it was impossible for the relationship Metuh claimed existed between them to affect the facts and laws in relation to Metuh’s trial.
- News 24