Metuh Released from Prison



OLISA Metuh, an embattled spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was on Thursday, January 28, released from prison after meeting his bail conditions.

Metuh, who is standing trial for alleged money laundering, was granted bail on January 19, but remained in prison custody after failing to meet bail conditions.

Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court, Abuja, asked him to post N400 million bond, in addition to providing two sureties who owned properties in the Maitama district of Abuja.

Each surety was also asked to deposit N200 million.

On Tuesday, Abang amended the condition granting that the sureties could own properties in any part of the FCT.

The PDP spokesperson is standing trial for allegedly receiving N400 million from Sambo Dasuki, a retired colonel and a former national security adviser. The money was part of about $2.1 billion voted for arms purchase, but allegedly diverted by Dasuki.

—  Jan 29, 2016 @ 15:30 GMT


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