Abuja - Embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, who is facing trial over alleged N400 million fraud, on Monday, prayed the Federal High Court in Abuja to allow the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to stand surety for him, Vanguard reports.
Metuh is answering to a seven-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, proferred against him and his firm, Destra Investment Limited.
EFCC alleged that the defendants had prior to the 2015 presidential election, received N400m from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, without executing any contract.
It said the fund, which was released to Metuh and his firm by the erstwhile NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, retd, was part of about $2.1 billion earmarked for the purchase of arms to fight insurgency in the North East.
An FCT High Court last week adjourned Metuh's trial, till November 22 according to News24.
The judge, Justice Ishaq Bello adjourned the case after the prosecuting counsel, Sylvanus Tahir closed his case.
- News 24