Breaking! Metuh returns to prison after he was granted N400m bail


The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, was driven off in a jail get van ‎from the premises of the

Government High Court in Abuja, not long after he was allowed safeguard in the aggregate of N400m by the court on Tuesday.

Metuh, who was created in court in cuff for the safeguard hearing on Tuesday, is to stay in jail till when he meets the safeguard conditions.

After the court conveyed its decision on Tuesday, jail authorities drove him to a holding up get van and he was bolted up at the back lodge of the vehicle.

The vehicle with enlistment number PS 682 AA and with engraving, Kuje Prison, FCT Command, Abuja, was driven off from the court premises at precisely 4:10pm Justice Okon Abang, in a decision not long after Metuh’s safeguard application was contended on Tuesday, allowed the PDP representative in the entirety of N400m with two sureties in the whole of N200m each.

The judge likewise requested that the two sureties should own property in Maitama, Abuja.

The judge likewise decided that the surties must deliver the endorsements of inhabitance of the property which should be checked by the Chief Registrar of the court and affirmed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The judge, who additionally requested that Metuh must store his voyaging archives with the court pending the time of his trial, likewise requested the EFCC to confirm the habitations of the sureties who must be inhabitant in Abuja.

Equity Abang had on January 15 requested the PDP representative to be remanded in Kuje jail not long after his arraignment on seven checks of IRS evasion favored against him by the EFCC.

The EFCC asserted in the charges that Metuh, who was summoned along a firm, Destra Investments Ltd, got N400m, part of the cash implied for the obtainment of arms, from the Office of the National Security Adviser in November 2014.

The judge requested on Tuesday that Metuh, who showed up under the steady gaze of the court in binds for the safeguard hearing, requested the PDP representative ought not be discharged from authority until he meets the safeguard conditions.

However, in giving him abandon Tuesday, the judge released EFCC’s complaint to the application deciding that the affirmation that Metuh crushed his announcement and endeavored to impact potential witnesses while in the care of the counter join office was not substiated.

Metuh was captured by the EFCC on January 5 and stayed in the care of the counter join office till when he was summoned on January 15.

His different major human rights authorization suit is planned to come up for hearing before Justice Abang on Wednesday.

The judge however released the second petition to God contained in Metuh’s safeguard application looking for a request controlling the EFCC from re-capturing him in the wake of being allowed safeguard.

Equity Abang held that such supplication to God couldn’t be entertained in a safeguard application however just under a crucial human rights requirement suit.


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