Embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who is facing trial over allegation that he received N400 million prior to the 2015 general election, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to allow him to call the detained erstwhile National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, retd, to testify on his behalf. Metuh is answering to a seven-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and his firm, Destra Investment Limited.
Photo caption: Olisa Metuh and Sambo Dasuki
The anti-graft agency alleged that he received N400m from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, without executing any contract.
It said the fund was electronically wired from an account ONSA operated with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to Metuh, via account no. 0040437573, which his firm operated with Diamond Bank Plc.
However, Metuh insisted that the money he got was on the order of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Meantime, February 20 to 24 are dates for further hearing on the case, following medical reports from the National Hospital Abuja confirming that the defendant is on medical admission.
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