Saturday, 20 February 2016
$2.1bn Arms Deal: Metuh Tells Court To Dismiss Case Againt Him
Chief Olisa Metuh, the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approached the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, to disolve the seven-count criminal charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Metuh rather than open his defence to the charge preferred against him as he was initially ordered by trial Justice Okon Abang, told the court he had decided to file a "no-case-submission". He filed the no-case-submission through four Senior Advocates of Nigeria, led by Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN) hoping the court to in line with section 302 and 357 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, discharge him and his firm on the ground that the EFCC failed to establish a prima-facie case against the defendants to warrant them to be called upon to enter their defence.
Case has been adjourned till the 25th of February. 2016.