Barely one week after former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, was admited into the hospital, his doctor has said the embattled former spokesman needs urgent surgery on his spinal cord as he is gradually losing feeling in the lower region of his body, Doctos confirmed.
Metuh, who according to his lawyer is currently battling for his life at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi is currently undergoing a trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Professor Anthony Igwegbe, told Channels Television that Metuh needs urgent surgery on his spinal cord as he is gradually losing feeling in the lower region of his body.
“The assessment found that he has degenerative spinal cord diseases and there is a cut compulsion at the cervical level and the thoracic level. This has affected the muscles, his motor and sensation as well. There is a limitation of movement, especially in the lower limbs and he cannot sit or walk properly as at the time of admission.
“And so he has been relying on neck collar and we are managing conservatively but a definitive treatment is a surgery to ease the compression. Here, we don’t have a spinal cord surgeon,” he said.
Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail being enjoyed by Metuh asking the court to commit him to prison to ensure that he attends his trial.
Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited, are being prosecuted for fraudulently receiving the sum of N400million from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014.