Court Rejects Olisa Metuh’s Bid to Stop Trial


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, ruled that the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh has a case to answer in the criminal charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Justice Okon Abang, who gave the ruling, however, held that it did not imply that Metuh had been pronounced guilty, but that he would have to make his defence.

The judge stated that the opposition party’s spokesman needed to offer an explanation to the evidence brought before the court.

He explained that Metuh needed to offer explanations on how he received and disbursed the money given to him by the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA).

Abang dismissed Metuh’s application for lacking in merit.

The PDP spokesman is facing a seven-count of charge of criminal breach of trust and money laundering to the tune of N400m.

However, Metuh maintains that he is innocent of the charges, and that he only received the sum of N400m from the office of the former NSA to carry out media campaigns for former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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