Arms Deal: PDP Spokesman, Olisa Metuh Regains Freedom

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The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Chief Olisa Metuh, has been released from Kuje prison after meeting his bail conditions.

Spokesperson of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh regains freedom
Spokesperson of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh regains freedom

Mr. Metuh, who is facing trial for alleged money laundering, was arrested by Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from his Abuja home on January 5, 2016.

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The PDP spokesperson was granted bail on January 19, by a Federal High Court in Abuja, order, which was presided by Justice Okon Abang, but remained in detention after failing to meet the terms.

Justice Abang had ordered him to pay N400 million as bond, in addition to providing two sureties who own properties in the Maitama district of Abuja. Each surety was also asked to deposit N200 million.

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However, information gathered on Thursday, January 28, revealed that he had perfected his bail conditions and had departed the prison.

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Mr. Metuh is being accused of collecting N400 million from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki – the money was part of about $2.1 billion voted for arms purchase, but allegedly diverted by Mr. Dasuki.



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