N400m Entered Olisa Metuh's Account On Jonathan’s Order - Leystradamus.Com.Ng


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

N400m Entered Olisa Metuh's Account On Jonathan’s Order

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, on Monday opened his defence before a Federal High Court in Abuja, where he is being prosecuted for money laundering and charges bordering on the N400m he received from the Office of the National Security Adviser.

Metuh’s first witness, Mr. Ike Abonyi, who described himself as a journalist and a public relations consultant, said in his testimony that the N400m was released to the PDP spokesperson by the ONSA in 2014 on the instruction of the then President, Goodluck Jonathan.

Abonyi said the then President informed Metuh of the money paid into his account by the NSA office
saying it was for the purpose of executing the party’s Presidential media campaign for 2015 election.

The EFCC on January 15, 2016, arraigned Metuh and his firm, Destra Investments Limited, before Justice Okon Abang on seven counts, including money laundering involving $2m cash transaction.

Part of the charges preferred against them also bordered on the N400m which the accused allegedly received fraudulently from the Office of the National Security Adviser in November 2014.

Already, the EFCC is prosecuting the then NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), on alleged diversion of funds for security purposes in the NSA office into PDP presidential campaign and other frivolous issues.

Funny enough, on cross-examination Metuh's man admitted that NSA shouldn't be part of PDP funding.

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