A federal High Court in Abuja has sentenced the former spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to seven years imprisonment with effect from today.
The Presiding Judge, Okon Abang, had earlier found Metuh and his company guilty of all the seven count charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
According to judgment, the convict, Mr Metuh, is to pay the sum of N376 Million to the Federal government while his company, Destra Investment Limited will forfeit to the federal government.
While delivering his ruling, Justice Okon said: ” the convict and his team of lawyers had humiliated me, and tried to use different means to intimidate me by writing different petitions against me.
“This country can not go like this there must be a change in the way we do things.
“The first convict used various media platforms to review my rulings in this matter, ” Justice Abang recounted.
Earlier, while addressing the issue raised by the defendant during the trial that no court has yet convicted Sambo Dasuki, on any money laundering charges to assert that the money paid to the defendant ( Olisa Metuh) is proceeds of any unlawful Act.
The Judge held that Sambo Dasuki need not to be convicted to show that the money paid to the defendant was proceeds from an unlawful Act.
The court ruled that defendant and the office of the NSA had no contract but yet he received the payment of N400 Million.