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Court remands Metuh in prison

15 January 2016, 14:03

Abuja - A Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday ordered that the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, be remanded in prison till Tuesday which is the scheduled day for the hearing of his bail application with respect to the charges of money laundering preferred against him, Premium Times reports.

Justice Okon Abang gave the order after the PDP spokesperson pleaded not guilty to the seven counts of money laundering involving N400m, which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alleged that he collected from the Office of the National Security Adviser in November 2014.

Also read: Metuh's release suffers setback as lawyer withdaws suit

The money was allegedly part of the funds meant for the procurement of arms, but which was released to him for campaign activities of the PDP by the immediate past NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), who is also fac‎ing other charges bordering on the diversion of arms funds.

The matter was adjourned till January 19 for consideration of Metuh’s bail application.

Read more at Premium Times

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