Cold might have run down the spine of the leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC, who had vowed to collect its pound of flesh when the news broke out that the National Publicity Secretary of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisah Metuh had obtained the leave of court to make a no-case submission in his trial before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
By a no-case submission, Metuh will not be required, at this stage to lead evidence.
He will argue that by the evidence led by the prosecution, no case has been made out against him and request the court to free him, to which the prosecution is required to file a response.
Some aggrieved APC members had behind the scene vowed to collect their pounds of flesh by paying the PDP spokesman in his own coins.
Metuh, looking rather relaxed stormed the court room at exactly 10: 50 am on Thursday, February 18, with retinue of colleagues and family members.
After exchanging pleasantries, he quickly settled down on a seat reserved for him as he was handed a copy of Thisday newspaper, turning at the back page he was confronted with a column written by the Late Musa Yar’Adua’s Special Assistant on Media, Olusegun Adeniyi, with the caption, “The assault on Supreme Court.”
Hardly, had he finished reading the second paragraph of the heavily worded article, then the shout of “Courrrrt” stirred him up as he, Metuh made his way to the dock.