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Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by DONSMITH123(m): 3:43pm On Jan 12
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal bordering on the validity of two of the money laundering charges instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, and his company, Destra Investments Limited.

In a unanimous judgment of its five-man panel, the Supreme Court on Friday described the appeal filed on behalf of Destra Investments Limited as “storm in the teacup.”

Justice Kumai Akaahs, who read the lead judgment of the apex court, berated the company’s lawyer, Mr. Tochukwu Onwugbufor, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, for pursuing such an appeal to the level of the apex court despite the clear provisions of the law supporting the decision of the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on the issue.

According to Justice Akaahs, the decision of Justice Abang, which was being challenged by Destra, was right, as it was in line with the provisions of Section 396(2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

The provision states that after taking plea, a defendant may raise any objection to the validity of the charge at any time before judgment “provided that such objection can only be considered along with the substantive issues and a ruling delivered on it at the time of delivery of judgment”.

Expressing surprise that a Senior Advocate could pursue such appeal to the level of the Supreme Court, Justice Akaahs said, “Despite these clear provisions, learned senior counsel still came up to this court challenging the ruling of the trial court.

“I find that there is no merit in the appeal; it is a storm in a teacup.”

The Justice of the apex court said a lawyer of Onwugbufor’s calibre ought to help in “ensuring orderly development of the society through strict adherence to the rule of law.”

He added that as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Onwugbufor ought to only help his client to clear its name and not to erect “roadblocks to frustrate justice from running its course.”

Justice Akaahs said, “Whether a person or company or person has been accused of an infraction of the law, the duty that a senior counsel owes by the privileges bestowed on him is to help the accused person or company clear their name through due legal process and not to create the impression that his duty is to erect roadblocks to frustrate justice from running its course.

“The case is remitted to the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for speedy conclusion.”

In his contribution, another member of the Justice Dattijo Mohamed-led Supreme Court panel, Justice Ejembi Eko, described Onwugbufor’s appeal as “frivolous, vexatious and unbecoming of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.”

According to Justice Eko, the appeal was meant to frustrate the provisions of Section 36(1) of the Constitution, which provides for a speedy trial, and Section 396(2) of the ACJA.

http://punchng.com/supreme-court-berates-san-olisa-metuh-supreme-court-faults-san-for-filing-frivolous-appealfor-filing-frivolous-appeal-against-metuhs-trial/

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by usba: 3:45pm On Jan 12
Ole say metuh be like but bros J said

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by DONSMITH123(m): 3:55pm On Jan 12
usba:
Ole say metuh be like but bros J said

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by krasican(m): 4:40pm On Jan 12
one by one deir mata don dey red

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by MansaHenry(m): 4:59pm On Jan 12
krasican:
one by one deir mata don dey red
baba I weak for the Op wen waste FTC..choii

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by chyckxx(m): 4:59pm On Jan 12
angry
Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by passyhansome(m): 4:59pm On Jan 12
Buhari is a devil, why is Bashiru lawal walking free

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by DaddyFreeze: 5:00pm On Jan 12
The court of law in Nigeria lost its credibility the moment those thieving lawyers were exposed by efcc.

What an irredeemable country i harbour in.
angry

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by deco22(m): 5:00pm On Jan 12
usba:
Ole say metuh be like but bros J said
What is this one saying?

Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by Lifestone(m): 5:01pm On Jan 12
This is gbam. We Nigerians just make things difficult all the time.

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by rifasenate11(m): 5:02pm On Jan 12
in another news ... Shiites are still protesting the death of el-zakzaky.. there was serious protest around area 11 today Friday .. after the president went to pray at the mosque there... police has to dispersed the Shiites with tear-gas bombs really scary. Buratai killed the Shiite leader and wipe out thier entire family, later somebody will say PMB in 2019.. a terrorist and extremist like that... Nonsense.
Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by Winning123: 5:02pm On Jan 12
Sanity is gradually returning to our justice system. All these useless SAN covering up or standing for corrupt politician (Ozekome, etc) your cup is full.

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by westlife79(m): 5:02pm On Jan 12
“Storm in the cup tea” I know Igbo man would be among of the judges. Their proverbs hen! Na die.

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by Nobody: 5:02pm On Jan 12
Sai baba

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by Fukafuka: 5:02pm On Jan 12
grin
Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by Abeyjide: 5:07pm On Jan 12
Our judicial system is in a mess.

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by Fukafuka: 5:09pm On Jan 12
passyhansome:
Buhari is a devil, why is Bashiru lawal walking free

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by passyhansome(m): 5:11pm On Jan 12
[quote author=Fukafuka post=64136432][/quote]

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by deebsman1(m): 5:34pm On Jan 12
This is a good victory for democracy.
Am waiting for the day the same fate will be handed to Saraki and he will be humbled.

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by readking: 5:51pm On Jan 12
Abeyjide:
Our judicial system is in a mess.
Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by Canme4u(m): 6:09pm On Jan 12
Nice one.
Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by Positiveminds(m): 6:14pm On Jan 12
The judges are all from two sections of the country. There is this continuing attack on Igbos. We shall appeal this judgement to the Ultimate Supreme Court where baba Abraham, Isaac and Jacob dwelleth.

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by hardywaltz(m): 6:50pm On Jan 12
Long story short
Olisa Metuh is going to jail..

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by donqx: 7:03pm On Jan 12
hmmmm
Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by efighter: 7:51pm On Jan 12
rifasenate11:
in another news ... Shiites are still protesting the death of el-zakzaky.. there was serious protest around area 11 today Friday .. after the president went to pray at the mosque there... police has to dispersed the Shiites with tear-gas bombs really scary. Buratai killed the Shiite leader and wipe out thier entire family, later somebody will say PMB in 2019.. a terrorist and extremist like that... Nonsense.

You will just die of hypertension over Buhari matter.

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by akaahs(m): 8:36pm On Jan 12
rifasenate11:
in another news ... Shiites are still protesting the death of el-zakzaky.. there was serious protest around area 11 today Friday .. after the president went to pray at the mosque there... police has to dispersed the Shiites with tear-gas bombs really scary. Buratai killed the Shiite leader and wipe out thier entire family, later somebody will say PMB in 2019.. a terrorist and extremist like that... Nonsense.
they all voted for him, let them enjoy their change.
Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by docadams: 8:47pm On Jan 12
"the duty that a senior counsel owes by the privileges bestowed on him is to help the accused person or company clear their name through due legal process and not to create the impression that his duty is to erect roadblocks to frustrate justice from running its course"
Panel of judges with their senses and dignity still intact.. While a club of compromised SANs headed by the moronic Ozekhome are sworn to frustrate the anti corruption war

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by uba1991: 9:11pm On Jan 12
rifasenate11:
in another news ... Shiites are still protesting the death of el-zakzaky.. there was serious protest around area 11 today Friday .. after the president went to pray at the mosque there... police has to dispersed the Shiites with tear-gas bombs really scary. Buratai killed the Shiite leader and wipe out thier entire family, later somebody will say PMB in 2019.. a terrorist and extremist like that... Nonsense.
instead of u to stay on d topic ur fooling itself abt buhari. Let me tell u buhari ll b d President till 2023 and dia is nothing any PIG can do

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by rifasenate11(m): 10:37pm On Jan 12
efighter:


You will just die of hypertension over Buhari matter.
what else can a paid BMC say... abeg swerve!! clown.

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Re: Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court Faults SAN For Filing ‘frivolous Appeal’ by rifasenate11(m): 10:55pm On Jan 12
uba1991:
instead of u to stay on d topic ur fooling itself abt buhari. Let me tell u buhari ll b d President till 2023 and dia is nothing any PIG can do
hypocrisy is the worst sin of all, if some people will see the truth and choose lies.let me tell you.. something like Buhari will continue to occur in the lifetime of Buhari supporters forever, and there is nothing they can do about it..

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