Monday, 25 January 2016

Armsgate: Metuh Docked As Trial Continues


The trial of Olisa Metuh, national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), continues today, January 25.
At the beginning of the hearing PDP’s spokesperson has been docked at the Federal High Court this morning.

Meanwhile, because the prosecution was just served, the trial judge deferred hearing on the issue to January 27.

He, however, declined to adjourn the trial, asking the first prosecution witness to testify.

Meantime, a court has adjourned hearing on the case of infringement of the fundamental human right filed by Metuh, till February 10 for hearing on the matter.

The case by Justice O.E. Abang was last heard on January 19 when he was granted N400 million bail, which he is yet to meet, was on allegation that the spokesman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) received N400 million from former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

This amount was supposed to be part of the $2.1 billion arms purchase scandal under Goodluck Jonathan government.

Also former governors of Imo and Jigawa states, Ikedi Ohakim and Sule Lamido correspondingly are expected to appear in court on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday January 26, 27 and 28 for further hearing on their corruption cases with the EFCC.

Olisa Metuh was also granted another bail in the sum N300m and two sureties in like sum for shredding his statement.