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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Court varies Olisa Metuh's bail conditions

A Federal High Court has varied the bail conditions given to the National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Olisa Metuh.This comes after his request on Monday, January 25, that his bail conditions be varied.In his application, counsel to Metuh, Sylvanus Tahir, told the court that the bail conditions were too stringent .
According to him, his client has no friends or relatives with properties in Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory, as such, the court should vary the conditions to allow for property owners in any other part of the FCT to stand as sureties for his client .

With the new condition, trial judge, justice Okon Abang, changed his earlier order that the sureties must be property owners in the Maitama area of Abuja only to an order that the two sureties must be owners of properties in any area of the Federal Capital Territory. He, however, retained the sum of bail which he put at 400 million Naira.
Mr  Metuh is standing trial for corruption, money laundering and criminal breach of trust.

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