Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, is currently bedridden at the National Hospital Abuja, after he collapsed during church service on Sunday.
His lawyer, Mr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), made this disclosure before a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.
The lawyer made this known to the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, while giving reasons for the absence of Metuh from court.
According to him, Metuh was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed while rising to sing in his church in Abuja on Sunday.
The former PDP spokesman is being prosecuted along with his company, Destra Investment Limited, for offences relating to separate transactions of N400m and $2m.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is prosecuting Metuh and Destra Investment Limited on seven counts, including fraud involving N400m which he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014 without any justification.
In response, prosecuting counsel, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir, said the court should disregard the submission of the defence lawyer and go ahead with the proceedings because of the absence of a medical report.