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'Metuh ready to return N400m'

27 May 2016, 10:06

Abuja - The immediate past National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh is willing to return the N400m he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in November, 2014, Punch reports.

His defence counsel, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), revealed that his client has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he is willing to return the N400m.

The money was said to have been released to him to launder the alleged bad image of former President Goodluck Jonathan a few months to the 2015 presidential election which Jonathan eventually lost.

Also read: Metuh rushed back to national hospital

Metuh is currently being prosecuted by the EFCC for allegedly receiving the money, which the prosecution alleged was collected from the $2.1bn arms funds allegedly diverted by the former NSA’s office to other purposes aside from buying arms to fight insurgency.

News24 had reported that the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh was back in the hospital.

He was rushed to the National Hospital, Abuja on Thursday after vomiting several times in his car.

He was on his way to the Federal High Court in continuation of his ongoing trial.

- News 24


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