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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Court Jails Olisa Metuh Seven Years, Ordered To Return N350m To FGN

Jane Okafor, Abuja

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory,  (FCT) has sentenced former Peoples' Democratic Party(PDP) Spokesman, Olisa Metuh, to seven years at the nation's Correctional facility after finding him guilty of  laundering N400million.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) brought the charge and seven other charges against the estwhile Publicity Secretary of PDP, alongside his company, Destra investment.

He is also to return N350million to the Federal Government while his company, Destra investment, was fined.

The accusations levelled against them bordered  on criminal diversion of the money received from the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

On Tuesday morning, the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, in delivering his judgement, held thus: "It is my view that Metuh took possession of the N400 million from the office of the NSA without contractual agreement; he is guilty of money laundering and is hereby convicted on count one.”

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