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Tag "Olisa Metuh"

    Appeal court rejects Metuh’s request to seek medical treatment abroad

Appeal court rejects Metuh’s request to seek medical treatment abroad

The appeal court has dismissed a suit filed by Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to travel abroad for medical treatment.In a ruling on Wednesday, the appellate court maintained that Metuh's application was “an abuse of court process”, as he failed to disclose cogent reasons for him to seek medical attention abroad.The former PDP spokesman, through [...]

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    ‘I can’t even buy panadol’ — Metuh begs EFCC to unfreeze his accounts

‘I can’t even buy panadol’ — Metuh begs EFCC to unfreeze his accounts

Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his bank accounts have been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).He is facing a seven-count of‎ criminal breach of trust and money laundering to the tune of N400 million.At the Abuja federal high court on Tuesday, Metuh said he could no longer feed his family [...]

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    Judge: Metuh was asked to sit but he decided to fall

Judge: Metuh was asked to sit but he decided to fall

Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, says Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), fell in court “on his own.”Metuh was said to have collapsed in the court while he was making his way to the dock on Monday.The incident made the presiding judge to rise briefly while Metuh received medical attention.But [...]

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    VIDEO: Olisa Metuh collapses in court

VIDEO: Olisa Metuh collapses in court

Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who is standing trial for corruption, collapsed at a federal high court in Abuja on Monday.He was walking to the dock when he fell down. During previous hearings, Metuh was brought to the court on stretcher.Watch the video below.[...]

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    APC creating civilian dictatorship, says Metuh on looters’ list

APC creating civilian dictatorship, says Metuh on looters’ list

Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC)  of creating a civilian dictatorship.Reacting to the list of looters released on Friday, Metuh accused the federal  government of seeking to convict him at all cost.He said this in a bid to taint the image of the PDP and score a political [...]

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    PDP: APC won’t allow Metuh get justice

PDP: APC won’t allow Metuh get justice

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), to protect the judiciary from the "intrusion" of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The party alleged that the APC and some appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari have continued to interfere with the trial of Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of PDP.In a statement on Thursday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman [...]

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    N400m ‘fraud’: You have a case to answer, supreme court tells Metuh

N400m ‘fraud’: You have a case to answer, supreme court tells Metuh

The supreme court on Friday affirmed the decision of the court of appeal, Abuja, which dismissed the appeal on no-case submission filed by Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Metuh is standing trial for allegedly receiving N400 million from the office of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.Delivering the judgment on the consolidated appeal filed [...]

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    Reps divided over move to intervene in Metuh’s trial

Reps divided over move to intervene in Metuh’s trial

Lawmakers of the house of representatives were divided on Tuesday over a motion seeking to intervene in the ongoing trial of Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party Party (PDP).Metuh, who is being tried for alleged money laundering, was brought to the federal high court, Abuja, on Monday on a stretcher, after the trial judge threatened to withdraw his [...]

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    Drama as Metuh arrives court in ambulance

Drama as Metuh arrives court in ambulance

Olisa Metuh, forrmer spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), arrived at the federal high court, Abuja, in an ambulance on Monday.Metuh is standing trial over allegations of receiving N400 million from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, and also money laundering charges involving $2 billion.He was absent when the case was heard in court last week.Onyeachi Ikpeazu (SAN), his [...]

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    Court asks Metuh to face trial or risk arrest

Court asks Metuh to face trial or risk arrest

Olisah Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been ordered to appear at the federal high court, Abuja, on February 5 or risk arrest.Okon Abang, a judge, gave the order on Thursday, when he delivered ruling in an application filed by Metuh, seeking an adjournment to his trial on health grounds.The judge said the letter which [...]

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    PDP convention: Drama as security operatives bar Olisa Metuh from VIP section

PDP convention: Drama as security operatives bar Olisa Metuh from VIP section

Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was prevented from going into the state box of the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the party’s convention.After exchanging pleasantries with some people, Metuh headed towards the state box but the security personnel stopped him.A shouting match ensued but the operatives stood their ground, forcing the former image maker of the [...]

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    I still can’t remember my dealings with Metuh, says Dasuki

I still can’t remember my dealings with Metuh, says Dasuki

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA) has told the federal high court in Abuja that he is still not able to remember if he paid any money to Olisa Metuh.Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly receiving N400 million diverted from Dasuki's office.Listed as defence witnesses [...]

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    I don’t have N1bn to give Jonathan, says Metuh

I don’t have N1bn to give Jonathan, says Metuh

Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has told a federal high court in Abuja that he does not have N1 billion to give former President Goodluck Jonathan.Metuh, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering, had requested that Jonathan and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, to appear [...]

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    ‘Memory loss’ hinders Dasuki from testifying in Metuh’s trial

‘Memory loss’ hinders Dasuki from testifying in Metuh’s trial

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), on Wednesday failed to testify in the ongoing trial of Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party.Ahmed Raji, Dasuki's counsel, told the court that his client cannot testify at the sitting due to a loss of memory.He said having spent about two years in DSS custody, the ex-NSA needs [...]

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    Metuh’s trial: Jonathan demands N1bn to heed subpoena

Metuh’s trial: Jonathan demands N1bn to heed subpoena

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the federal high court sitting in Abuja to quash the subpoena ordering him to appear as a witness in the ongoing trial of Olisa Metuh.Okon Abang, the judge handling the case, had insisted that Jonathan must testify in the trial of Metuh, a former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Metuh, who [...]

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    Metuh: I can never betray Jonathan, I only need him to prove my innocence

Metuh: I can never betray Jonathan, I only need him to prove my innocence

Olisa Metuh, former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said he would never allow himself to be used against ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a seven-count charge of money laundering.He is alleged to have received N400 million meant for procurement of arms [...]

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