BREAKING: Court finds Metuh, firm guilty of first count in N400m fraud trialOlisa Metuh Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, convicted a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisah Metuh, and his firm, Destra Investments Limited, of the first of the seven counts instituted against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Ruling on the first count in his judgement, Justice Okon Abang ruled that a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, unlawfully transferred the sum of N400 million to the defendants in November 2014, The PUNCH reports. The judge ruled that Metuh and his firm reasonably ought to have known that the sum of N400 million paid to them formed part of the proceeds of the unlawful activity of the ex-NSA because they had no form of a contractual relationship with the ONSA. According to the judge, Dasuki transferred the money to the defendants “in breach of public trust”. He dismissed the contention of the defence who argued that the defendants could not be convicted for the money laundering offence because Dasuki, who is currently being prosecuted, had yet to be convicted for the predicate offence of breach of trust and corruption. The judge said, contrary to the argument, “the predicate offence and the money laundering offence are intertwined”. “The success or failure of the predicate offence does not determine the success or failures of the money laundering offence,” the judge added. The PUNCH reports that after finding the defendants guilty of the first count, the judge is analysing the evidence tendered in respect of the second count. Details later… DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON Receive Alerts on: Read more: The Punch Newspapers
SERAPNigeria Only southerners are corrupt. Prepare for Appeal Court. Justice Okon Abang is a Tanko type, aeroplane drivers. No more drama with wheelchair. Thank u buhari for jailing metuh. Now I am sure babachir, ganduje and urself will go to prison someday I would've been surprised were it otherwise! He was convicted before the trial.
The next time he appears in court to appeal the judgment, expect to see him on a life support machine. moyo_ahmed It gladdens my heart when corrupt politicians are convicted and sentenced. Olisa Metuh had been feigning illness but whether he likes it or not the judgement day has come. If he committed the crime he should go in for it. Same goes to even Buhari and all his boys
It's not about the judgment rather it's about hiding under this government to pervade justice, commit crimes that go unpunished and the biggest of all, steal huge sums other than what these guys are charged with under the pretence of fighting corruption. No Northern will go to jail over this Dasuki money.Bafarawa 100m,Shakarau 750m but is only Metuh that will go to jail.what a country
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BREAKING: Court Finds Olisa Metuh Guilty Of Laundering N400mBREAKING: Court Finds Olisa Metuh Guilty Of Laundering N400m yeee🥶🥶🥶 baba go die for kpanti oh Chai,olisa metuh don go prison ooooo. Okon Abang had been an arch enemy of Metuh since their days in the Law School,he will get justice in Appeal Court
Unfortunately for Olisa Metuh any Christian that has a case of fraud under this reign is going to prison while people like Goje and co are pardoned. Court always finding Igbos guilty and letting others go free. Dasuki who gave him money for campaign is free and his passport returned to him while Metu is not allowed to travel for medical treatment.
It's still APC against PDP. Not justice. The present APC government, from the presidency down the political drains are worse than PDP. Only difference is they think they re smart in covering their assess. But time, soon, will tell. The corrupt cycle is perpetual. It really gladdens my heart to see looter being found guilty and convicted
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Buhari should dissipate same energy in prosecuting Muslims that stole. He's taken 5yrs to prosecute this fool with all the theaterics, imagine if he had not been running, he should be finishing a 10yr JAIL term by now and maybe has another 10yr to go. But, he will have to start from beginning, take away few weeks in detention, long stretch
PHOTOS: Metuh Present As Court Gives Verdict On EFCC’s SuitPHOTOS: Metuh Present As Court Gives Verdict On EFCC’s Suit Finally finally.. APC got this man and made him gentle as a dove
Jail this man n find the next yam eater jailed them all Might be told to pay 2million then go and sin no more...... But if you no get money, pls try and steal Maggi.... You go know how far 5yrs is At long last.. after the scenes from the various Episodes. He's visiting where he was refusing to go Money too plenty for this country and still d country never collapse ... imagine d full utilisation of the funds
How did he appear in court? That's my main concern now? On full morgue styled casket and ambulance? I just hope he goes to jail 😏😏 Going...going.... and soon to be gone to jail. I hope the jail term will be commensurate with the offence? Na only you swallow 400mil? Is he going to jail
Court To Deliver Judgment On Metuh’s N400m Fraud Case Tuesday | Sahara ReportersCourt To Deliver Judgment On Metuh’s N400m Fraud Case Tuesday | Sahara Reporters Metuh was first arraigned in court in January 2016 on a seven-count charge bordering on criminal diversion of money received from the Office of the NSA. READ MORE: Abmirings you know the EFCC officer at the front? big lesson to learn from metuh case He will likely be jailed!
Alleged N400m fraud: Court decides Metuh’s fate today – Daily TrustA Federal High Court in Abuja will today deliver judgment in the trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, over allegations of diversion of arms funds from the Office of the former NSA, Sambo Dasuki. Metuh and his company, Destra Investment Ltd were in 2016 charged on seven counts …
[BREAKING] Assets declaration: Court strikes out charges against Ekweremaducan you guys please post about what’s happening in shagamu for now and stop all this 419 news ! Stop being bunch of hypocrites 💪🏼
Court Finds Weinstein Guilty Of Sexual Assault, RapeCourt Finds Weinstein Guilty Of Sexual Assault, Rape. Is he pretending that he can't walk well or what?