Olisa Metuh Arrives Court in Handcuffs Again as EFCC Files Fresh Charges Against Him
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to slam fresh charges on the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, less than 48 hours after the Federal High Court, Abuja, granted him bail over a seven-count charge of corruption.
The EFCC drove Metuh into the premises of the FCT High Court on Thursday morning, preparatory to slamming fresh charges on him.
Like on Tuesday, Mr. Metuh was in handcuffs when he was brought into the court.
Premium Times reports that though the fresh charges were unclear, they may not be unrelated to Metuh’s alleged attempt to destroy a confessional statement made to EFCC operatives, an offence punishable under section 327 of the Penal Code Act.
Metuh’s handcuffs were later removed as he waited to be taken before a judge.
In the original case, Mr. Metuh is facing a seven-count charge of corruption.
He is accused of receiving N400 million from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The amount is part of the allegedly diverted sum of $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms.
On Tuesday, Justice Okon Abang granted him bail.
To regain his freedom, however, Mr. Metuh, Justice Abang said, must deposit N400 million bail bond – same amount he is accused of illegally receiving; two sureties who must have properties in Maitama area of Abuja, and who must also deposit N200 million each.
It is unclear whether Mr. Metuh has so far met his bail conditions.
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