The Federal High Court, Abuja, has rejected an application for leave to travel abroad for medical treatment filed by Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
Justice Okon Abang who presided over the application held that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain it because there was a subsisting order directing Metuh to submit his international passport with the chief registrar of the high court.
He explained that the court could not grant the request since the order had not been set aside.
He stated that one of the requirements for Metuh’s bail was the submission of his international passport at the court, but added that the defendant did not apply to vary the bail conditions.
“This is not a case of sympathy, but a case of law. This court has no jurisdiction to entertain this application,” he held.
“The court is not Father Christmas to give to the defendant what it did not ask for.
“The application lacks merit. It is accordingly dismissed. The court cannot set aside its decision.”
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