Friday, 29 January 2016

Metuh Released From Prison After 13 Days

The PDP National Publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh was released from Kuje Prison after providing the requirements for his bail conditions that was imposed on him by a Federal High Court in Abuja on January 19.

Olisa Metuh stayed in prison custody for 13 days due to charges of fraudulent receipt of N400 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014 and money laundering involving separate $2m cash transaction.

The charges were preferred against him and his company, Destra Investments Limited.

He was released from prison on Thursday evening after the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, signed his release warrant, upon being satisfied with the verification of the details of the two sureties provided by the accused and the title documents of the property owned by the sureties.

The verification exercise was done by the Chief Registrar of the court and it also involved the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir, whom the judge directed must verify the residential addresses of the two sureties.

A court official confirmed to our correspondent that Metuh met the bail conditions and presented the necessary documents before the official close of work in court on Thursday.

Metuh’s journey to freedom was made easier by a ruling of the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, varying the bail conditions on Wednesday.

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