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FLASH| Court Grants N300M Bail To Chief Olisa Metuh

 

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, in the sum of N300m.

He pleaded not guilty to the two count charge of destruction of evidence filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. He was consequently granted bail by Justice Ishaq Bello of the court.

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He pleaded not guilty to the two count charge of destruction of evidence filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Onyechi Ikpeazu, Metuh’s lawyer, had prayed the court to exercise a lenient discretion in granting the accused person bail. He argued that Metuh was presumed innocent under the law until he is pronounced guilty by the court. He therefore asked the court to grant his client bail on self-recognisance.
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 The PDP spokesman is also facing a seven-count charge for money laundering to the tune of N400m at the federal high court, Abuja.

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  • Izuagba Martins
    January 22, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Fayose’s courage in voicing out his views is attracting more enemies than friends. If other leaders are as fearless and honest as him, Nigeria will be a better place. He’s a real man.

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  • Izuagba Martins
    January 22, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Olisah Metuh is a victim of bottled anger, political and tribal hatred. D wicked bail condition given to him shows dt they intend permanenting his detention.

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