Following the seven-count charge proffered against the embattled National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party Olisa Metuh, he has been sent to prison.
Justice Abang Okon of the Federal High Court in Abuja today ordered that aa previously detained Metuh be remanded at the Kuje Prison in Abuja pending the determination of his application for bail.
The charges levelled against Metuh include corruption, criminal breach of trust and money laundering.
The PDP spokesman was accused of transferring $1m through his agent, Nneka Nicole Ararume, to one Sie Iyenome of Capital Field Investment, committing an offense contrary to Section One of the Money Laundering Act.He was also accused of receiving the sum of N400m from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), without a contract contrary to the Money Laundering Act.
In addition, Metuh is also alleged to have converted the said money to fund political activities of PDP.
Metuh pleaded not guilty to all charges read to him but was denied bail, giving the defence counsel six hours to forward a properly written application for the accused bail after which the anti-graft agency will have 24 hours to respond.
The Judge then ordered that Metuh be remanded at the Kuje Prison in Abuja until January 19 when the properly written application for bail will be considered.
Source: The Will
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