The judge had threatened to send him back to prison if he fails to show up.
The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, had to adjourn the matter due to the "condition" of the defendant.
After the matter was adjourned, Metuh was taken to an ambulance of the National Hospital, Abuja, waiting outside the courtroom.
He was driven off in the ambulance with number plate, 44Q 20FG, at about 10:27am on Monday.
The case was adjourned till March 14.