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$2.1bn arms probe: I’ve no case to answer, Metuh tells court

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA—The embattled National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, 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.

Metuh, who was alleged to have received N400 million from the former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), through his company, Destra Investments Limited, prior to the 2015 presidential election, argued that the EFCC failed to link him to the charge.

Instead of opening his defence to the charge as he was earlier directed by trial Justice Okon Abang, Metuh, yesterday, told the trial court that he had decided to file a ‘no-case-submission’.

In the no-case-submission he 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 was, yesterday adjourned till  February 25  for parties to adopt their written addresses.

 


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