Friday, 22 January 2016

Statement Destruction: Metuh gets N300m bail (Photo)

A Federal Capital Territory High Court on Friday granted the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh), bail in the sum N300 mIllion.
He is also expected to provide two sureties in like sum.
Metuh is standing trial for destroying evidence he made to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives during investigation into his alleged involvement in the diversion of arms procurement fund.

He was arraigned by the EFCC on a two-count charge on Thursday.
One of the charges reads: Olisa Metuh on the 5th day of January 2016 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory destroyed a document, to wit: a statement made under caution to investigators/operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on the 5th of January 2016, with the intention of preventing the same from being produced or used as evidence in a court of law.”

Metuh’s lawyer, Onyechi Ikpeazu, urged the court to exercise a lenient discretion in granting the accused person bail. He argued that the PDP spokesman was presumed innocent under the law until he is pronounced guilty by the court. He therefore asked the court to grant his client bail on self-recognition.

Credit: The Nation

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