Court Remands Olisa Metuh In Kuje Prison
A federal high court in Abuja has remanded Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Kuje prison.
The PDP chieftain was remanded in custody after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned him for money laundering.
Metuh pleaded not guilty to seven counts bordering on money laundering and corruption which were preferred against him.
The EFCC had on Thursday charged him with seven counts of money laundering involving the sum of N400m, part of the $2.1bn arms fund which he allegedly collected from the office of the National Security Adviser in 2014.
It accused Metuh and a firm, Destra Investments Limited, of collecting the money, which was allegedly part of the ‘proceeds of an unlawful activity’ of the immediate past NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), for PDP political activities.
The EFCC alleged in the fresh money laundering case, marked FHC/ABJ/CR/05/2016, that Metuh and Destra through their account with Diamond Bank Plc collected the sum of N400m from the NSA office on November 22, 2015, for PDP’s campaign activities.