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Court drops money laundering charge against Olisa Metuh

Court strikes out money laundering charge against Olisa Metuh

A seven-count money laundering charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh and his company, Destra Investment Ltd, was struck off by a high federal court sitting in Abuja.

Judge Emeka Nwite struck out the trial on Monday, September 26, after hearing arguments from the prosecution and defendants’ attorneys.

The judge said there is no point in keeping the prosecution on his court docket when the prosecution and the defendants have pending appeals in the Supreme Court.

Nwite, who described the continuation of the accusation, marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/05/2022 as “an abuse of legal process”, felt that there was no way to refer the case to his court without the Supreme Court deciding the appeals first. by the parties to the prosecution.

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