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N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by CheapSunglass(f): 3:10pm On Jun 19
…as Justice Abang declines to suspend trial

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA – Erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who is facing trial over allegation that he received N400million prior to the 2015 general election, on Monday, insisted on calling the detained former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, retd, to testify on his behalf.

Metuh and Dasuki
Metuh, via a letter he wrote through his team of lawyers, asked the Department of State Service, DSS, to allow Dasuki who is currently in its custody, to appear before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday as his witness.

The letter with Ref. No. EESE & C/01/19/06/17, dated June 19, 2017, followed refusal of trial Justice Okon Abang to stay further proceeding in the matter.

In two separate rulings, Justice Abang directed Metuh to continue his defence to the seven-count criminal charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and his firm, Destra Investment Limited.

The trial Judge who anchored his decision on a ruling the Supreme Court delivered on June 9, further rejected Metuh’s request for the court to release his international passport to enable him to travel to the United Kingdom for a medical surgery.

Justice Abang noted that the apex court had in the said ruling, validated the provision of section 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, which prohibits trial courts from staying proceeding in cases involving financial crimes.

Metuh’s trial was stalled since December 16, 2016, owing to his interlocutory application for Justice Abang to temporarily hands-off his case to await the apex court’s decision.

At the resumed sitting on Monday, Justice Abang stressed that the Supreme Court ruling had cleared the coast for Metuh’s trial to resume in earnest.

The defendant who has already called six witnesses that testified on his behalf before the high court, is seeking to call the former NSA, Dasuki, as his seventh witness.

EFCC had in the charge, alleged that the defendants received N400million from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, under Dasuki, without executing any contract.

It said the fund was electronically wired from an account ONSA operated with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to Metuh, via account no. 0040437573, which his firm operated with Diamond Bank Plc.

However, Metuh insisted that the money he got was on the order of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

The former PDP spokesman, through witnesses he produced before the court, admitted that fund was allocated to his office for media campaigns.

Justice Abang earlier rejected an application for a subpoena to be issued on Dasuki to appear before the court as a defence witness in the matter.

Metuh maintained that Dasuki was a key element in the charge against him, saying his appearance was critical for the case of the defendants.

Rather than grant the application, Justice Abang asked Metuh to forward his request to the DSS which has Dasuki in its custody.

Consequently, Metuh, in his letter to the DSS, a copy of which was sighted by Vanguard on Monday, sought appearance of Dasuki in court on Tuesday.

The letter entitled ‘Re: Further Notice to Produce Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) Before the Federal High Court Coram; Hon Justice Okon Abang on June 20, 2017’, was signed by Metuh’s lawyer, Mr. Emeka Etiaba, SAN, and forwarded to the Director General of the DSS, Mr. Lawal Daura.

It read: “May we by this letter inform you Sir, that the trial between the Federal Republic of Nigeria Vs Chief Olisa Metuh & Anor in Charge No. FHC/Abj/CR/2016, continues tomorrow 20/6/2017 at 9am prompt.

“Pursuant to the earlier letter written with respect to the production of the former NSA, Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) in court to testify on behalf of Chief Olisa Metuh, we inform you that his presence shall be needed tomorrow before the Federal High Court. We thank you for you for your cooperation.

Metuh equally copied the letter to the chief registrar of the Federal High court.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/06/alleged-n400m-fraud-metuh-writes-dss-allow-dasuki-testify-witness/

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Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by Caliente(m): 3:44pm On Jun 19
Here we go again....
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by AdesoyeIziak(m): 3:52pm On Jun 19
Why is it that hard for them to forget Dasuki case, is that not their work....

Till Nigeria youth stand up for a generational shift in power, I will never believe in any Nigeria leader.

Though most of the youth are very foolish with their brain working hand in hand only with criminal act......but I still believe there are several vibrant, intelligent, agile and very well outspoken youth out their, let's set them to work.

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Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by Sirpaul(m): 4:42pm On Jun 19
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English.
It means they know another language.

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Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by poss77: 4:42pm On Jun 19
400 what Funky! Funky!! Funky!!!
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by Jaytecq(m): 4:42pm On Jun 19
the way we call fig fig moni por this coutiri tire me
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by BroZuma: 4:42pm On Jun 19
grin
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by brunofarad(m): 4:42pm On Jun 19
shocked lipsrsealed undecided cry

Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by MrOwonikoko: 4:44pm On Jun 19

Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by DollarAngel(m): 4:44pm On Jun 19
OKAY

Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by DatLagboi(m): 4:46pm On Jun 19
400 million chai and evans is being paraded about and the mu.mu evANS SEF is singing anyhow

Check my signature for my services
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by magoo10: 4:48pm On Jun 19
Still on the drama
which dasuki?
dasuki that is a threat to federal govt according to oga lie lie.
And it goes on and on

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Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by leobrownish(m): 4:48pm On Jun 19
na Evans the kidnapper money b diz ooo! lemme come and be going! tired of all these notorious politicians that deserve death but refuse to die.
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by Iamwrath: 4:48pm On Jun 19
heheheheheh
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by Evablizin(f): 4:49pm On Jun 19
Just look at,this people eeeeh

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Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by LionDeLeo: 4:49pm On Jun 19
400m, as in 400,000,000? Choi, see telephone number.

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Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by free2ryhme: 4:52pm On Jun 19
grin
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by joenor(m): 4:53pm On Jun 19
is a wah!
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by Hillzy(m): 4:57pm On Jun 19
Ok
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by NubiLove(m): 4:58pm On Jun 19
still on the dasuki case?
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by Lanre4uonly(m): 4:59pm On Jun 19
Outrageous figures everywhere.

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Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by GuntersChain(m): 5:01pm On Jun 19
What?

Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by Bobby808: 5:03pm On Jun 19
poss77:
400 what Funky! Funky!! Funky!!!
It is indeed very funny. N400m? That money dey too big. Am sure this foolush efcc will loss out again. Just that Okon Abang na Buhari and apc lawyer.

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Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by oweman: 5:13pm On Jun 19
Dasuki is a big idiot to have allowed himself be the used as sharer of this arms fund being an ex army ifficer and a prince himself from the sokoto caliphate .

Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by davillian(m): 5:15pm On Jun 19
Last last they will free them and kill poor Evans.

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Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by farmgate: 5:25pm On Jun 19
[font=Lucida Sans Unicode][/font][b][/b]That money dey too big. Am sure this foolush efcc will loss out again. Just that Okon Abang na Buhari and apc lawyer.[/quote]


Is Okon Abang a lawyer or j***e

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Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by jerryclinton: 5:42pm On Jun 19
CheapSunglass:


http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/06/alleged-n400m-fraud-metuh-writes-dss-allow-dasuki-testify-witness/
These fools who are Olisah Metuh's lawyers don't know there's no way DSS can honour this kind of letter without a supeona from a judge. Make una kontinu
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by azezola(m): 5:55pm On Jun 19
Bullcrap
Re: N400m Fraud: Metuh Writes DSS To Allow Dasuki To Testify As Witness by bejeria101(m): 5:59pm On Jun 19
The man go open their nyansh. They are already shaking. The resident evil of daura isnt as smart as you zombies think

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