BREAKING: Court sentences Metuh to seven years imprisonmentOlisa Metuh in court. Photo: Olatunji Obasa Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to seven years imprisonment on corruption charges regarding his activities preceding the 2015 presidential election which his party lost. Justice Okon Abang delivering judgment at the proceedings which lasted over six hours, convicted Metuh on all the seven counts, including the fraudulent receipt of N400m from the Office of the National Security Adviser in November 2014 and use of the money for political activities of the PDP and for his personal purposes. The court also convicted Metuh for transacting with cash sum of $2m without going through a financial institution. The judge agreed with the Ecomomic and Financial Crimes Commission successfully proved that the transaction violated the anti-money laundering law which pegs the maximum cash transaction an individua undertake outside a financial institution at N5m. He imposed sentenced Metuh to seven years imprisonment for counts 1, 2, 4 and 7, five years imprisonment in respect of count 3, and three years in respect of counts 5 and 6. He however ruled that the sentences shall run concurrently which implied that he would only spend the highest number of years of jail term, which is seven, in prison. The judge also directed Metuh to pay a fine of N375m to the Federal Government. He also ordered Destra Investments to pay N25m to the Federal Government. He ordered the accounts of Destra in Diamond Bank and Asset Resource Management to be closed and their proceeds forfeited to the Federal Government. The judge also ordered the winding up of Destra. DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON Receive Alerts on: Read more: The Punch Newspapers
Just 7 years and you punish same sex activities 14 years? We are not ready to fight this corruption.🚶♀️ Only? Which 1 is correct The cable say 39years And Punch say 7year? Good judgment and kudos to Justice Okon Abang for having the courage to convict Olisa Metuh. Olisa Metuh had been feigning illness for a very long time but today the judgement has finally come. Seven years is even very short but he should manage it.
Seven. You mean Alfa Buhari disMetuhed Olosa Metuh ? My concern.Who else will fight corruption like MBuhari when he lives office.Who else can get corrupt person convicted like he does.who else can make politicians to be afraid of stealing public funds. Hahahahah I heard its 39 years Chai.... there's problem for OfficialPDPNig
Which he hasn’t been pretending that he’s sick and can’t walk since this case started, he would have long been serving his jail term and would have done over 3 years I guess. He for don dey ready to come out.
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
The question is that his it return the loots🤔 Enjoy bro Pat in the wrist sentence Does the years he spent in detention or while the trial last count as part of the seven? 7 years for 400 million... sounds like he cut a deal if not, this anti corruption thing is a huge joke. 400,000,000 and just seven years in jail ...If I was offered this deal I'll take it...how many years person de spend for school last last no job. Nigeria is fucked up
So, they'll now come and tell us that the jail term started from when the charges started seven years ago This judgement will send shiver down the spine of all others who collected money from Sambo Dasuki to flex instead of buy firearms. Sambo himself, Raymond Dokpesi and many of their likes. Ewon a gbe yin o.
Seven years for 400 million, where is government money I want to steal my own 400 million and go for 7 yrs Sigh, he will be going home to meet his family in seven years but the soldiers and innocent citizens who died due to his actions will never make it home to their families. It is well! Is the wish of many in the country these convictions are carried out faster. Good one.
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He spent four years in detention, are they going to minus it from this 7 years? Asking for a friend. Where is the 'with hard labour' part? Imagine. Just 7 years. Wow! Good. I hope realFFK and the likes are queuing up to do time.... you can't accept public money for private business...be it party or friends. DrainTheSwamp
Metuh Loooo!!! Thank God Uncle is gone and oh no very sad end to a noise maker
BREAKING: Court finds Metuh, firm guilty of first count in N400m fraud trialIs he going to jail Na only you swallow 400mil? Going...going.... and soon to be gone to jail. I hope the jail term will be commensurate with the offence?
Alleged N400m fraud: Metuh appears calm as court delivers judgementNonsense why won't he when our law is only perfect when it involves the poor and unknown people. It will end at Supreme court
BREAKING: Court convicts Olisa Metuh over N400m – Daily TrustA Federal High Court in Abuja has convicted former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman, Olisa Metuh for receiving N400m from former NSA, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki. Justice Okon Abang on Tuesday held that Metuh could not prove that the money was approved by former President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 general elections. He added that … Demikiwala militaryblower I'm glad to hear this. How many years is he serving for this one. That's what I want to know Finally
BREAKING: Court Finds Olisa Metuh Guilty Of Count One In N400m Fraud | Sahara Reporterswhat of others that are still walking freely that has embezzled more than he? We are just deceiving our self. that's proceedings what is the final verdict? Before nko... He no fit win when especially na the person wey them say you thief naim still come dey pass your judgment... Sorry Sir