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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

N400m fraud: Court to deliver judgement on Olisa Metuh February 25th 2020

N400m fraud: Court to deliver judgement on Olisa Metuh February 25th 2020

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed February 25th 2020 for judgement in the case involving the former national publicity secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged money laundering to the tune of N400million.


Prosecution Counsel, Silvanus Tahir and his defence counterpart, A.C Oziokwu, who represents the first defendant, Metuh, adopted their final written addresses.
 
The defence counsel, while adopting his final written address, asked the court to discharge his client as the allegations against him were not proved. Arguing likewise, Tochukwu Onwugbufor, SAN, counsel to the second defendant, Destra Investment, said the prosecution failed to prove the allegation against the company.
 
However Tahir urged the court to convict the defendants as the allegations against them have been proved beyond reasonable doubt.

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