Thursday, 4 February 2016

Armsgate: Olisa Metuh arrives court without prison officials, handcuffs [PHOTOS]

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh has arrived the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for the continuation of his ongoing trial.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had arraigned Metuh on a seven count charge of money laundering.


The anti-graft agency is accusing him of collecting the sum of N400m from the former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), money which it alleged was part of the funds meant for the procurement of arms for the military.

This Metuh had denied, saying the money he got from the past administration was for a job he did for the former President, Goodluck Jonathan. He, however, did not disclose the kind of job.
Since the commencement of the trials, the prosecution led by Sylvanus Tahir has produced six witnesses who have all testified about their various roles in the alleged transfer of funds from the former NSA to Destra Investiments Limited, a company owned by the embattled PDP spokesman.
He was recently granted bail by Justice Okon Abang of the same court, but owing to his inability to meet his bail conditions, his counsel filed an application for an adjustment in the bail terms. He walked out of Kuje prison last week after meeting his bail terms.
Metuh for the first time since the trial began walked into the court room without the presence of prisons officials and handcuffs.

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