The Federal High Court, Abuja, has admitted into evidence, records of expenditure of the N400 million the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh was alleged to have fraudulently received.
The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang admitted the document titled; “President National Assignment Account, into evidence and marked it as exhibit D20.
Metuh had testified that the N400 million was paid to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan for a special national assignment.
He had also testified that he disbursed the money under the directives of the former president, after which he also tendered account with receipts of payments to him.
Metuh who was led in evidence by his counsel, Abel Ozioko, at the resumed hearing on Tuesday, confirmed that no part of the N400 million was used for the campaign activities of the PDP.
“Nothing about Dabo was contained in the record of account submitted to the former president and there is no record of payment made to Dabo in the special national assignment,” Metuh said.
According to Metuh, I had previously testified in court that as National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, I usually make payment from my personal resources for party activities after which I get refunds from the party.
He drew the attention of the court to exhibit D11 tendered by the Head of PDP Publicity Directorate, Mrs Chinwe Nnorom.
The exhibit reflected a refund of N25 million to Metuh for the fund he paid to Dabo for a project he carried out for the party.