Politics Arms Deal: Olisa Metuh Gets Another Bail for N300m

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A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja, on Friday granted bail to the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh in the sum of N300m with two sureties in like sum. The total bail sum is N600m‎.

According to PUNCH, Justice Ishaq Bello, before whom ‎Metuh was on Thursday arraigned on two counts of destruction of evidence while in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for investigation into the money laundering case, granted fresh bail to the PDP spokesperson on Friday.

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The judge ordered that the residences of the two sureties to be presented by the accused should be verified by filing of documents in that respect before the court.

The application for bail was not opposed by ‎EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir

On Thursday, Metuh was arraigned before the court for two-count charges of destruction of evidence, to which he pleaded not guilty.

One of the counts reads: “Olisa Metuh on the 5th day of January 2016 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory destroyed a document, to wit: a statement made under caution to investigators/operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on the 5th of January 2016, with the intention of preventing the same from being produced or used as evidence in a court of law.” The offence is punishable under Section 166 of the Penal Code Cap 532 laws of the Federation of Nigeria, (Abuja) 2004.


Source: PUNCH
 
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