SEE WHY METUH’S 400MIL FRAUD TRIAL COULD NOT TAKE PLACE

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the ongoing trial of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman, Olisa Metuh, over a letter presented by his counsel to inform the court that he is bereaved.

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Metuh is facing trial trial alongside his company, Destra Investment Limited, on a seven-count charge which involves laundering $2million.

He is also charged with fraudulently receiving N400 million from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Counsel to Metuh, Mr Abel Ozioko, informed the court in a letter that he would be absent because he was bereaved and prayed the court for an adjournment.

Rulling on the matter, the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang said that he was inclined to grant the application for an adjournment for the reasons stated by counsel.

Abang adjourned the matter until May 13, May 14 and May 15, saying the court was billed to commence Easter vacation on April 22.

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