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18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by NgeneUkwenu(f): 2:49pm On Jan 15, 2016
Following the seven-count criminal charge slammed on the embattled PDP Spokesman Olisa Metuh, 18 witnesses are set to testify against him.



PDP Spokesman, Olisa Metuh
 
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred seven-count criminal charge against detained National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh.
 
Metuh and his firm, Destra Investment Limited, were charged before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court over alleged N400 million fraud.
 
The charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/05/2016, was signed by the Assistant Director, Legal & Prosecution Department of the EFCC, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir.
 
The filing process was perfected, yesterday, by EFCC lead prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs, SAN. The charge against Metuh borders on alleged money laundering, breach of trust and criminal diversion of public funds.
 
Specifically, EFCC, alleged that Metuh had in November 2014, collected N400 million from the erstwhile National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, (retd).
 
The fund, which was withdrawn from an account of the Office of the NSA operated with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was allegedly transferred to Metuh through account no. 0040437573, which Destra Investments Limited operated with Diamond Bank Plc.
 
EFCC insisted that whereas the fund was earmarked for campaign activities of the PDP, it said Metuh diverted most of it to his personal use. It alleged that Metuh converted part of the money to $1 million which he used for his personal business.
 
Besides, Metuh was alleged to have transferred N21.7 million to another chieftain of the PDP, Chief Tony Anenih.
  
Among those to testify in the case are representatives of the Office of the NSA, representatives of Diamond Bank, Access Bank, Sterling Bank, FirstBank, Heritage Bank, Nneka Nicole Ararume, Alhaji Abba Dabo, Mallam Kabiru Ibrahim, Olayinka Badejo Okusanya of CMC Comet, Ahmadu Umar of Kwalaye Investment Limited, Theophilus Musa of Capital Fields Investment and six EFCC investigators.
 
Though the charge against Metuh has not been assigned to any judge for his arraignment, however, Justice Okon Abang, yesterday, adjourned till January 20 to hear the suit challenging the continued detention of the PDP spokesman in EFCC custody.
 
Justice Abang adjourned hearing on Metuh’s fundamental right enforcement suit on a day the EFCC insisted that his detention was sequel to a valid court order.
 
Some of the charges that were filed gainst Metuh yesterday read: "That you, Olisa Metuh and Destra Investment Limited, on or about the 24th November, 2014, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, took possession of the sum of N400, 000,000.00 (Four Hundred Million Naira) only, paid into the account of Destra Investments Limited with Diamond Bank Plc. Account No. 0040437573 from the account of the Office of the National Security Adviser with the Central Bank of Nigeria without contract award, when you reasonably ought to have known that the said fund formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful activity of Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) the then NSA (To wit: criminal breach of trust and corruption) and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15(2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011, as amended in 2012 and punishable under section 15(3) of the same Act.
 
“That you, Olisa Metuh and Destra Investment Limited on or about the 24th November, 2014 in Abuja converted the sum of N400m paid into the account of Destra Investment Limited with Diamond Bank Plc, Account No: 0040437573 from the account of the office of the National Security Adviser with the Central Bank of Nigeria without contract award when you reasonably ought to have known that the said fund formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful activity of Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) the then National Security Adviser (To Wit: criminal breach of trust and corruption) and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2), (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.
 
“That you, Olisa Metuh and Destra Investments Limited on or about the 24th November, 2014 in Abuja, did retain the sum of N400m on behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party of its campaign activities by concealing the said sum in your account with Diamond Bank Plc, when you reasonably ought to have known that such fund formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful activity of Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), the then National Security Adviser, (to wit: criminal breach of trust and corruption), and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 17(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 17(b) of the same Act.
 
“The you, Olisa Metuh and Destra Investments Limited on or about the 2nd Dec. 2014 in Abuja did make a cash payment through your agent one Nneka Nicole Ararume to one Kabiru Ibrahim, a non financial initiation to the tune of $1,000,000.00 USD (One Million United States Dollars) only and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.
 
“That you, Olisa Metuh and Destra Investments Limited on or about the 2nd Dec. 2014 in Abuja, did make a cash payment through your agent one Nneka Nicole Ararume to one Sie Iyenome of Capital Field Investment, to the tune of $1,000,000.00 USD (One Million United States Dollars) only and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.
 
“That you, Olisa Metuh and Destra and Destra Investments Limited on or about the 4th Dec. 2014 in Abuja, did transfer the sum of N21,776,000.00 (Twenty-One Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy Six Thousand Naira) being part of the sum of N400m which directly represented the proceeds of an unlawful activity of Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), the then National Security Adviser (to wit: Criminal Breach of Trust and corruption) to Chief Anthony Anenih and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2) (b) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act”.


http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/01/15/alleged-n400m-fraud-efcc-files-7-count-charge-against-metuh/

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by GodpunishBuhari: 2:49pm On Jan 15, 2016
No be only tori.ng even ngeneukwenu.ng

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by NgeneUkwenu(f): 2:49pm On Jan 15, 2016
tongue

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by GodpunishBuhari: 2:51pm On Jan 15, 2016
NgeneUkwenu:
tongue

I disvirgined the thread now spill ya usual rants of ipob cos it's all you know these days

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by drss(m): 2:54pm On Jan 15, 2016
how will dis trial stop PDP from taking ova power in 2019 PDP Power!!!

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by jayloms: 2:55pm On Jan 15, 2016
I sincerely hope we'll see some convictions by/before the end of d first quarter of 2016.

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by 9jatriot(m): 2:58pm On Jan 15, 2016
I thought I heard somewhere that EFCC was afraid of charging him to court??

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by Charliewyt: 3:00pm On Jan 15, 2016
Ngeneukwu the igbo speaking op that jubilates on any news that portrays the non APC igbo man as evil.

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by mazzi: 3:03pm On Jan 15, 2016
I believe EFCC will release him when court grants him baiil?

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by vedaxcool(m): 3:03pm On Jan 15, 2016
Charliewyt:
Ngeneukwu the igbo speaking op that jubilates on any news that is anti-igbo

Choi! Abeg receive sense oh, how is arresting or charging someone who is accused of a crime anti-igbo? Haba, stop valdiating claims that you people support criminals as long as they are from your tribe!

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by mazzi: 3:04pm On Jan 15, 2016
Charliewyt:
Ngeneukwu the igbo speaking op that jubilates on any news that is anti-igbo
that guy can be from any tribe but not igbo

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by Charliewyt: 3:06pm On Jan 15, 2016
NgeneUkwenu:
tongue



Onye uwa nmebi.

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by themilanway(m): 3:07pm On Jan 15, 2016
drss:
how will dis trial stop PDP from taking ova power in 2019
PDP Power!!!


Keep dreaming!!!!

Mean while Olisah Metuh going....going.... cheesy grin cheesy grin

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by cktheluckyman: 3:09pm On Jan 15, 2016
Tori.ng ko story.ng ni!! The EFCC has 18 witnesses yet they were dillydaying in taking him to court and even attempted to force him to sign a false statement implicating himself!! Abegi carry dis ya yeye propaganda go another place

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by Happiness87(f): 3:12pm On Jan 15, 2016
NgeneUkwenu:
tongue
did he deny collecting the money?
Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by maestroferddi: 3:13pm On Jan 15, 2016
I can see Metuh walking free from these poorly concocted charges against him.

Most of the charges are purely speculative and would be thrown out by an unbiased judge.

All I see is a roundabout way of trying to emasculate the opposition.

Buhari must have been advised that majority of the charges lack legal merit culminating in his decision to disobey court orders with the belief that the period of unlawful detention of Metuh would break his resolve to continue being a pain in the neck of a manifestly languid/stagnant/comatose administration/regime.

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by Charliewyt: 3:15pm On Jan 15, 2016
vedaxcool:


Choi! Abeg receive sense oh, how is arresting charging someone who is accused of a crime anti-igbo? Haba, stop valdiating claims that you people support criminals as long as they are from your tribe!
Are you through ?

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by IVORY2009(m): 3:23pm On Jan 15, 2016
GodpunishBuhari:
No be only tori.ng even ngeneukwenu.ng

Ngeneukwenu! A male or Female, that uses that handle?
Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by doctokwus: 3:41pm On Jan 15, 2016
Metuh's refusal to peacefully return the N400m he stole has provoked the efcc.
Imagine even your concubine you used to transfer those funds and your account officers testifying against you!
Metuh wud be lucky to get away with 10years and forfeiture of assets.

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by GodpunishBuhari: 3:46pm On Jan 15, 2016
IVORY2009:


Ngeneukwenu! A male or Female, that uses that handle?


Male
Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by Nobody: 3:47pm On Jan 15, 2016
Dem say Anenih is over 80; but the man name de feature for hot things

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by IVORY2009(m): 3:50pm On Jan 15, 2016
GodpunishBuhari:


Male
Is that so... shocked
Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by IVORY2009(m): 3:51pm On Jan 15, 2016
Doctor - Kwus....
Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by GodpunishBuhari: 4:21pm On Jan 15, 2016
IVORY2009:


Is that so... shocked

Yea
Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by PRYCE(m): 4:43pm On Jan 15, 2016
18 paid Witnesses you mean??


Modified: tori.ng? NgeneUkwenu you've lost it... Abeg go find yourself!... This Saniya is the NL version of Lai Mohammed!

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by bimbochoco(m): 4:54pm On Jan 15, 2016
Lol
Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by Firefire(m): 4:54pm On Jan 15, 2016
And the nose makers continue ranting on media... cheesy


APC is indeed a useless party prosecuting on newspaper and media.

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by buzquet(m): 4:55pm On Jan 15, 2016
I hope Metuh will enjoy his undercooked beans in prison.
Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by slimgold123(f): 4:55pm On Jan 15, 2016
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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by Shortyy(f): 4:56pm On Jan 15, 2016
Since nothing bad has happened to PDP lately, you decided to make this trash up? Bravo

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Re: 18 Witnesses To Testify Against Metuh In Court by Firefire(m): 4:57pm On Jan 15, 2016
maestroferddi:
I can see Metuh walking free from these poorly concocted charges against him.

Most of the charges are purely speculative and would be thrown out by an unbiased judge.

All I see is a roundabout way of trying to emasculate the opposition.

Buhari must have been advised that majority of the charges lack legal merit culminating in his decision to disobey court orders with the belief that the period of unlawful detention of Metuh would break his resolve to continue being a pain in the neck of a manifestly languid/stagnant/comatose administration/regime .

You captured it correctly, Buhary is still clueless about governance in the 21st century and looking for unnecessary distraction to cover his underperformance and shame.

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