Former PDP spokesman, Mr Olisa Metuh, on the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja on February 25, 2020. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.
The Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja has sentenced a former Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), Mr Olisa Metuh, to seven years in jail.
Justice Okon Abang handed down the sentence in his judgement on Tuesday on seven counts of cash laundering and prison diversion of funds to the tune of N400 million.
The costs had been filed towards Metuh and his firm, Destra funding, by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).
The trial decide sentenced Metuh after convicting him and located him responsible of all the costs introduced towards him by the anti-graft company.
This adopted a protected trial of the previous PDP spokesman which lasted about 4 years and witnessed a collection of drama and adjournment over health-related issues.
Giving his judgement, Justice Abang sentenced Metuh to seven years imprisonment in respect to Counts One to Three.
On Depend 4, the PDP spokesman was sentenced to 5 years whereas he obtained seven, three and 7 years for Counts 5, Six, and Seven years respectively.
He, nevertheless, held that every one the sentences ought to run concurrently, with impact from February 25, 2020.
The trial decide additionally sentenced Dextra Funding to pay a high quality of N25 million with respect to Counts 5 and Six, whereas Metuh was additionally ordered to pay a high quality of N375 million.
Justice Abang additional ordered that the account of Dextra Funding ought to be forfeited to the Federal Authorities and the corporate be dissolved.
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