– Olisa Metuh argued that the EFCC has failed to establish a case against him and his company
– Former NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) gave N400 million to Metuh
Chief Olisa Metuh, the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approached the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, to quash the seven-count criminal charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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The embattled PDP spokesman, who allegedly collected the sum of N400 million from the former national security adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) via his company, Destra Investments limited, before the 2015 general elections, on February 19 maintained that the anti-graft agency could not connect him to the charge.
Metuh rather than open his defence to the charge preferred against him as he was initially ordered by trial Justice Okon Abang, told the court he had decided to file a ‘no-case-submission.’
He filed the no-case-submission through a consortium of four Senior Advocates of Nigeria, led by Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN) praying the court to in line with section 302 and 357 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, discharge him and his firm on the ground that the EFCC failed to establish a prima-facie case against the defendants to warrant them to be called upon to enter their defence.
Justice Abang adjourned the case to February 25 for parties to adopt their written addresses.
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The PDP spokesman, was on January 21, slammed with fresh criminal charges by the EFCC. Metuh, who was brought to court from Kuje Prisons handcuffed, was docked for a two-count criminal charge for allegedly attempting to destroy the evidence expected to be used in his trial in the alleged N400 million fraud case at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
He was first arraigned before Justice Abang by the anti-graft agency on a seven-count charges of corruption and money laundering.
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