Court finds ex-PDP spokesman guilty of laundering N400m - Olisa Metuh


Court finds Olisa Metuh guilty of laundering N400m

Ex-PDP spokesman Olisa Metuh has been found guilty in the N400 million money laundering charges slammed against him.

Metuh was found guilty of all the charges slammed against him by the EFCC.

The judge ruled that Metuh was aware that the N400 million paid into the account of a company belonging to him was a proceed of unlawful activities.

The Federal High Court in Abuja has found Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), guilty of money laundering. 

Channels TV reports that Justice Okon Abang gave the verdict on Tuesday, February 25. 

The newspaper adds that the court found Metuh guilty on all the seven charges slammed against him by the federal government through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). 

Former PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh, found guilty of laundering N400 million. 

Photo credit: Daily Nigerian Source: UGC Legit.ng gathers that the presiding judge held that Metuh was aware that the N400 million paid into the account of a company belonging to him was a proceed of unlawful activities of the former National Security Adviser, Col Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd). 

The judge also held that Metuh did not have any documentary evidence to show that former President Goodluck Jonathan authorised the release of N400 million purportedly for security reasons without a contractual agreement as he claimed.

The presiding judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, in his verdict, nullified Metuh's the no-case application on the grounds that it lacks merit. Justice Bello, therefore, ordered the former PDP spokesman to enter defence in prima facie case instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). 

Meanwhile, Metuh had earlier disclosed who released the money to him. He had claimed that it was former President Goodluck Jonathan who disbursed the fund. He denied claims that Dasuki, the then National Security Adviser (NSA), released the sum to him.

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