Metuh Halts Trial, Files A No-Case Submission



National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who is facing trial over an alleged N400 million fraud in connection with former National Security Adviser(NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), yesterday, begged the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to quash the seven-count criminal charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), preferred against him.

Following the close of prosecution by the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on February 9 after the 8th witness had testified, opening of defence was expected to begin yesterday.However, Counsel to Metuh yesterday, made it known to the trial court that they plan to file a ‘no-case-submission’.

In the no-case-submission filed through a consortium of four Senior Advocates of Nigeria, led by Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), the PDP spokesman prayed the court to in line with section 302 and 357 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, discharge him and his firm on the ground that the EFCC did not establish a prima-facie case against the defendants to warrant them to be called upon to enter their defence.

The case has been adjourned till February 25  for parties to adopt their written addresses.




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