#DasukiGate: EFCC amends charges against Olisa Metuh

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today filled a fresh plea in an amended seven-count charge against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman, Olisa Metuh.

Defense counsel, Oyechi Ikpeazu said the case filed against Mr. Metuh was harmless, thereby he decided to plead a no-case submission to gain much time to articulate his points on the case.

Metuh is facing criminal charges for allegedly receiving funds meant for arms deal from the former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

According to the EFCC, the money was diverted from funds meant for the purchase of arms for the fight against terrorists in the northeast.

The prosecution closed its case after hearing from eight witnesses last week.

Metuh pleaded not guilty claiming he received funds from the office of former National Security Adviser (NSA) to carry out some media advertisement on TV stations for the presidency.

The case was further adjourned to February 25 for the adoption and argument of the no case submission.

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