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Court Grants Metuh Bail With Conditions

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Court Grants Metuh Bail With Conditions

Court Grants Metuh Bail With Conditions

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has been granted bail.

Delivering a bench ruling on Tuesday in the bail application filed by Mr Metuh, Justice Obong Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered him to pay 400 million Naira.

Mr Metuh is to also provide two sureties that must provide 200 million Naira bail bond each.

The court said both sureties must be resident in Abuja and should swear an affidavit of means with two passport photographs.

The presiding judge also ordered the Chief Registrar of the court to ascertain the documents of the said properties and ensure they belong to the sureties.

Mr Metuh was also ordered to deposit his travel document with the court.

He was arrested by four officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at his home on January 5, at about 10:00AM and was taken away in an unmarked white Hiace bus.

His spokesman told reporters that officials of the anti-graft agency said that Mr Metuh was being invited on a friendly note to answer questions at the anti-graft agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

Reacting to the arrest, the PDP said that the arrest of Mr Metuh, based on an intelligence the party claims it got, was part of a larger script by the government to ensure that PDP’s wings were finally clipped.

It claimed it was a witch hunt of its members by the ruling party.

After Metuh’s arrest, the EFCC filed a seven count charge of criminal breach of trust, corruption and money laundering against him.

According to the charges, Mr Metuh allegedly transferred the sum of one million dollars through his agent, Nneka Nicole Ararume, to one Sie Iyenome of Capital Field Investment committing, an offense contrary to Section One of the Money Laundering Act.

He was also accused of receiving the sum of 400 million Naira from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, without a contract.

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