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Metuh faults money laundering trial

29 February 2016, 16:14

Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Olisa Metuh has faulted his trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Metuh argued that the anti-graft agency failed to establish his guilt.

Metuh is charged with criminal breach of trust, corruption and money laundering for allegedly receiving N400 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA)and making cash transaction of $2 million.

He is being tried with his company, Destra Investments Limited at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Also read: Jonathan mentioned in statement 'torn' by Metuh — EFCC

Metuh argued that for the prosecution to establish a prima facie case, it must be shown that he took possession or control of funds, knowing that such funds formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful act or reasonably ought to have known that such funds formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful act.

He said following a presentation to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on how to shore up the image of the PDP and by extension, Nigeria, he expected to be paid to execute the presentation, but not from the ONSA.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had brought an amendment charge against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, one week after closing its case.

The agency revealed that the mention of former President Goodluck Jonthan's name in the statement by the spokesperson of the PDP, Olisa Metuh was the reason why he tore the statement.

Justice Okon Abang will rule on the no-case submission on March 9.

Source: Nation

- News 24


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