ALLEGED DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE: METUH SHUNS COURT

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The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh was absent on Monday at the scheduled resumption of his trial before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory. Although Metuh and his lawyer were in court at the last adjourned date of March 16, when parties agreed to Monday owning to the judge’s absence, Metuh and his legal team refused to turn up.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on January 21 this year, arraigned Metuh on two-count charges of attempting to destroy evidence to be used for his trial in the allegation of receiving N400 million from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Retired Col. Sambo Dasuki for which he has already been arraigned in another court.

The EFCC stated in the charge that Metuh ‘tore into pieces statement made under caution’ contrary to section 326 of the penal code and punishable under Section 327 of the same code. The prosecution later amended the charge and added a third count of “Mischief”, which contravened Section 326 punishable under Section 327 of the Penal Code.

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