A Federal High Court in Abuja today granted PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, N300 million bail over allegations of destroying a statement he wrote in the EFCC head office. Metuh was arraigned in court by the EFCC yesterday January 21st on a two-count charge of destroying evidence to be used against him in a separate trial he is facing relating to the N2.1 billion arms deal fraud.
One of the counts read
“Olisa Metuh on the 5th day of January 2016 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory destroyed a document, to wit: a statement made under caution to investigators/operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on the 5th of January 2016, with the intention of preventing the same from being produced or used as evidence in a court of law.”
Metuh pleaded not guilty to the accusation. The presiding judge, Justice Ishaq Bello, then granted him bail in the sum of N300m and two sureties in like sum. Justice Bello refused Metuh’s counsel, Onyechi Ikpeazu’s application to grant him bail on self recognition.