Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh was released from Kuje Prison on Thursday evening.
Hours earlier, the Federal High Court, Abuja, admitted him to N250 million bail.
Justice Nkeonye Maha gave the order following a motion on notice with charge number: FHC/ABJ/CR/05/2016.
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The appellate court held that Okon Abang, a judge, exhibited bias in the case of the former PDP spokesman.
“The narrative of the trial judge suggests someone who didn’t enjoy trying the appellant and counsel because he said they were picking on him,” Stephen Adah who read the court’s decision, said.
“He was struggling with the case and even wished that he should be recused out of the case. The influence from this narrative is indisputably to say the least that a trial judge was angered only in his mind that he was wrongly influenced and showed bias against the appellant in this case as this is what manifests from all the outburst, he has infused in his judgment.”