#Dasukigate: Court sends Olisa Metuh to prison

Olisa Metuh, Spokesman, PDP

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday ordered the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, remanded in Kuje Prison in the Federal Capital Territory, while his trial for alleged money laundering offences continues.

Mr. Metuh pleaded not guilty to the seven-count charge of fraud levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The EFCC is accusing him of receiving N400 million from the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, believed to be part of a $2.1 billion meant for arms procurement but which was allegedly diverted by Mr. Dasuki.

After pleading not guilty to the charges, the counsel to the EFCC, Sylvanus Tahir, moved that the court decides a date for the continuation of the hearing, but requested that Mr. Metuh be remanded in prison while trial in the case continues.

But Mr. Metuh’s counsel, Onyeachi Ikpeazu, asked the court to discountenance the request for his client’s further detention, describing it as illegal and unconstitutional.

He said the EFCC had a legal obligation to provide them (the respondents) with a seven-day notice before the arraignment of Mr. Metuh in court.

Mr. Ikpeazu cited Section 158 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, which states that: “When a person who is suspected or accused is arrested or detained, appears in court, he shall, subject to the provision of this act, be admitted to bail.”

He therefore prayed the court to grant his client bail on liberal terms.

Responding, Mr. Tahir said the application for bail was oral and should therefore be refused.

He noted that the court was one of record keeping, stressing that an order be given for the application to reflect the status of the court.

Mr. Tahir asked the court to demand a written application so that the defendant’s grounds for the application would be put on record, as well as the prosecution’s ground for opposing the application.

He also added that Section 158 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act mentioned by Mr. Ikpeazu dealt mainly with written application, a claim vehemently objected to by Mr. Ikpeazu.

After hearing the arguments of both parties, Mr. Abang noted that the matter for determination by the court was whether or not the oral application for bail should be granted.

He ruled that it was not out of place for the court to grant oral application for bail, stressing that section 158 and 162 of the constitution argued by both parties did not state whether an application for bail must be written or oral.

He however added that the court was not in a position to decide the prosecution’s ground for opposing the application for bail on Friday.

Mr. Abang added that where the prosecution is objecting to bail, it should be allowed to place on record the grounds on which it is objecting.

He also noted that the defence counsel should also be allowed to place its facts before the court to back its application for bail, arguing that both parties cannot place such facts “before the bar”.

Mr. Abang therefore refused the oral application for bail and directed that Mr. Metuh be remanded in prison,

He also gave the defence counsel six hours from the time of ruling to file its application for bail before the court, while the persecution had 24 hours after receiving the same application to file its brief of argument against it.

Mr. Abang further said the defence counsel was expected to submit its response within five hours of receiving prosecution’s brief of argument.

The matter was adjourned till January 19 for consideration of Mr. Metuh’s bail application.

The trial of the substantive case was scheduled to start January 25.


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    • F. Adiele

      So far so bad because……..

      Raji Fashola said in May, 2015 that he got a total of 2.42 trillion Naira in cash as revenue in his 8-year tenure
      and spent it. But is there a well-educated Lagosian who can point at 2.42 trillion Naira of provisions of services
      in Lagos state today, less overheads and salaries – plus the ₦512 billion debt Raji Fashola then incurred and
      left behind today, unpaid?

      In specifics, Raji Fashola left a debt of 238 billion Naira owed to
      foreign banks and creditors PLUS another 278.8 billion Naira owed to
      local contractors – totaling 512 billion Naira; according to the Debt
      Management Office. What further evidence does EFCC need to draw
      that simple, commonsense conclusion of theft, if there is no single
      functioning school to show for these oodles of money?

      Here was a most unlikely state governor, RAJI FASHOLA,
      who could not run the Lagos city BRT transport – which collapsed in just three years
      under his incompetent watch – and who also failed to run schools to pass WAEC examination.
      Is that not the meaning of INCOMPETENCE, to start with, besides roguery? Or, what else
      is a state governor to do, majorly, other than run sensible school system,
      and run a state bus system in an orderly environment?

      • Datti

        Dem say Oloshi Metuh goes to school, you dey talk about Raji Fashola. How has that help Metuh or even you yourself

        • takethetrain

          another double talker…Is that D, DA, and what is D for? lmao

      • Es3

        EFCC will neither see that one nor notice it because he is APC!!!

        When the outside compare what is going on now with what was obtained under Jonathan, they keep calling him (Jonathan) up for international awards that neither Obasanjo nor Buhari would qualify for in their lifetime?!

        The latest is the ongoing political witch-hunt called probe!!! Now, let them convince the world that their probes is not a witch-hunt, already the US is very disappointed in it and only settle for military support to secure their own interest!

        • takethetrain

          who are the probing? the usual? muah?? lmao.. old news

    • Ayodeji Arowolo

      OPEN LETTER TO NIGERIAN JOURNALISTS

      I write in earnest to ask the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) to issue a disclaimer on all paid or suborned journalists who wrote staunchly in defence of serial thefts of Lagos state funds by Raji Fashola and his rogue Commissioners. Some outrageous ones, to be sure, are TUNDE FAGBENLE (writing beggarly in The Punch
      for favours) and JIMI DISU who just desecrated radio journalism to the wretched level of a hungry juju musician expecting a spray of Naira notes for fawning praises on Raji Fashola’s obvious thefts – as though both supposed journalists lack in arithmetic ability to calculate what 2.42 Trillion Naira should have done in the hands of a honest Lagos state governor which Raji Fashola – quite obviously- was not. Both journalists disgraced themselves
      for the love of money and they nearly disgrace journalism too.

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  • Arabakpura

    Ha! PDP goes to Jail!

    • alkalimam

      CBN audit result on Sanusi Lamido: THIS IS ALL WE KNOW

      • ₦38.23billion developed legs and got missing in Central Bank under Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,
      • ₦1.97billion was paid out in cash and entered on Central Bank accounts as “inexplicable
      expense” by Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,
      • ₦20billion was paid out in cash as Legal Fees by Sanusi Lamido to persons un-known,
      • ₦3.086billion was paid out in cash by Sanusi Lamido as expense ostensibly to promote
      Central Bank image,
      • ₦160billion was paid out by Sanusi Lamido at Central Bank for self-determined activities,
      • ₦240billion was discretionally doled out at will as ‘donations’ by Sanusi Lamido,
      • ₦1.12billion was taken in cash and entered in the account as paid to a
      non-operating airline for charter service,
      • ₦1.12billion was claimed as spent by Sanusi Lamido on lunch for 12 CBN police
      guards in one year.

      • Arabakpura

        So, which party does Sanusi belong? Any way I hear that he is in the same batch with Jonathan to go to jail too!

        • Foreign Observer

          @arabakpura:disqus

          The international community will soon swiftly coalesce against President Buhari’s hypocrisy
          if Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is not arrested and detained for criminal trial for theft, conspiracy,
          and criminal breach of trust as officially exposed by a statutory audit done and proved by
          the Nigerian Financial Reporting Council. Buhari has few more weeks to see that immoral
          duplicity has no place in the international community. He is under an illusion. He wrongly
          believes that the international community loves him as a person regardless what he does.
          Sadam Hussein had that illusion too when he invaded Kuwait. He was toppled and hanged.

          • Arabakpura

            I agree with you! It’s being rumored that Sanusi and Jonathan are in the same batch!

          • Public Records

            Arabakpura

            “Emir Sanusi Lamido
            Sanusi’s tenure as CBN governor was tainted with allegations of
            infractions of the provisions of Public Procurement Act. In fact, Financial
            Reporting Council reports nailed Sanusi Lamido. It was stated therein that by
            deliberately refusing to be bound by the provisions of the Act, the CBN under
            Sanusi Lamido not only acted in unlawful manner but persisted in promoting a
            governance regime characterized by financial recklessness, waste and impunity. We
            do hope that the EFCC would also proceed to ‘arrest’ Emir Sanusi Lamido to
            answer questions pertaining these various allegations raised on his tenure,
            failing which the much talked about anti-corruption fight will be a contrived sham”.

            …………Onyeabo Ifeyinwa China

            (December 15th, 2015)

          • Arabakpura

            We are on the same page; we are waiting for those that the society may enumerate as untouchables to also have their day in court with EFCC!

          • Papa Oghworiodo (Warri)

            MY CHILDREN,

            I am hearing that the mothers of those kidnapped Chibok girls are looking at going naked
            on the streets of Abuja to pour real heavy curses on Muhammadu Buhari for doing nothing
            since last year May to save their kidnapped daughters. The person who told me this thing
            is living in Abuja there. If it is true I want to appeal to those Chibok women and to beg them.
            A woman’s curse naked on the street is very powerful. The foreigners will like to rush down
            to film the naked women for the whole world. I am an old man. I know what that kind of curse
            can do. There was a chief in a village close to Sapele who was cursed by naked woman in 1956.
            We have not seen that chief since today. He just woke up one day and walked far into the bush.

          • Arabakpura

            Papa,
            Thank you for forewarning us! It is only people like you that can watch that having watched before! From today, I will start wearing very dark glasses incase I accidentally encounter them! I am too young to disappear you know!

          • Public Records

            @arabakpura:disqus,

            My man, if Sanusi Lamido Sanusi will be brought in with Jonathan for trial,
            it means Nigeria will still have a chance to survive. Failure to do that quickly
            could mark the end of Nigeria. The United Nations will support the Massob
            and the BIAFRA to lawfully move out of a criminal country and become an
            independent country. The Yoruba will have no choice than to break away.
            The Hausa will be the ones left in old Nigeria to continue living as thieves.

          • Burbank

            Like when the international community coalesced against Jonathan and imposed sanctions on Nigeria.

        • insurexxx

          arabakpura: Hahahahaha, that means he is an ogbologbo thief to be marked down.
          Anyone that is gong to appear with Goodluck Jonathan in court must be a big thief as well.

      • Damilola

        Please let’s be realistic. What’s the source of this? He betrayed GEJ, and made false alarm in order to become an emir( his long eyed dream) under the watch and prodding of the APC goons, Kwankwanso leadership. That I know and sure of, until Buhari probes the $20 billion said to have been missing. The true revelations of that issue must be known and those involved must be jailed. Now if what you’ve written there is true of this same man, now emir, I think it’s enough for GEJ get hold of him, GEJ failed to probe him then and you think his fellow mallam will do? More so that he’s now an emir? Let’s just forget this already, it’s of no use at least for now.

        • AK47

          @disqus_1RGk8JqIb7:disqus

          NIGERIA WILL GO INTO CONVULSION OF THE WORST TYPE IF SANUSI LAMIDO IS
          NOT ARRESTED FORTHWITH AND LOCKED UP IN A PRISON AS A THIEF ON TRIAL.
          A FAILURE TO REACT MEANS THAT SOUTHERNERS ACCEPT THAT THE TREASURY
          CAN ONLY BE STOLEN BY USELESS HAUSA/FULANI NORTHERNERS WITH IMPUNITY.

          • Uncle Edwin

            Damilola,

            Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is the first crass WOMAN to be voted in as President of Nigeria.

            As Jonathan’s followers are being flogged and jailed SHE can see what presidential power is.

          • Damilola

            Remember he’s now an Emir, a referred god on earth to his subjects. The moment GEJ failed to act on this, forget it sir, not his brother will do that. These people are known for standing by each other come what may, the peak of the tools they’ve been using to rule us for decades. Ask Buhari about his friend and confidant- Abacha, he wud tell u he never stole, maybe with US sending home $300milion part of such loots to his govt he might tell us he was misquoted- you know as usual. If Abacha were to be alive I’m sure his position wud have been revered at the peak of this administration.

          • Burbank

            “If Abacha were to be alive I’m sure his position wud have been revered at the peak of this administration. ”

            Like GEJ gave Abacha a national award for outstanding service to the country!

          • Damilola

            Thought I asked you some questions yestd for clarifications? So you’re alive. OK

            But you’re right, how do you expect a list that consist IBB and other rogues we had has leaders to exclude Abacha? That tells you the cabals of people we have as leaders my friend, the govt couldn’t have faired better abeg, unless we ask them not to give the award at all. But they have to cos at least they ruled the country for some months and it didn’t collapse. So get that right and face what we’re saying here

          • Burbank

            And that “list that consist IBB and other rogues” also included “rogues” like Murtala Ramat Mohammed, John Pepper Clark, Cyprian Odiatu Duaka Ekwensi, Kenneth Nnebue, Patience Ozokwor, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Chinua Achebe.

            Interesting definition for “rogues”!

          • Damilola

            Burbank… Burbank… Burbank… how times did I call u?? But why? In what category are these people classified? Mention one to five of our past heads of state that are not tainted with an abuse of office. Then you will have to explain why that of Abacha is exceptional other than the whole show was taken to the peak under him, but remember he still has his own goons in govt and outside govt who are powerful. So for any govt to give awards to past heads of State and singling out one not to be recognised, either voluntarily or cohesion, is new call for rivalry and sabotage. Get that? So this is not even a drop related to what brought up this argument. If you feel cos he’s being honoured by the past govt, then his attendant in today’s highest cabinet if he had to be alive is pertinent, good for you, then stop complaining about Alison or GEJ who are even yet to be indicted of any wrong doing. If Buhari and yourself feels a kleptocrat who the world Bank had to confess “his loots are too bogus for them to manage” is a saint, and GEJ who is yet to have a kobo “confirmed” to be looted, but honoured all around the globe, is a Lucifer, well, I don’t know what to say. Let me remind u again, the award Abacha took under GEJ was for the fact that he stood on the affairs of the nation at a time and in some worth laid some foundations for his successors, either to bit, mode or re-mode. It’s not a credence or verdict to his gestapo kleptomanian desease, which the god of the Aso is trying to preach to us.

          • Burbank

            Hence the award from Jonathan to Abacha was to prevent rivalry and sabotage. Similarly the statement by Buhari that Abacha did not steal was to prevent rivalry and sabotage.
            You have two different sets of rules for similar situation, to suit your convenience.

          • Damilola

            Confirm. Now your god is as wallow and shallow as the clueless GEJ. Imagine Burbank comparing a god with ordinary centipede, a Jonathan for that matter. One thing I know GEJ wud have also worked confidently with Abacha had he got the opportunity, given the shoes of Buhari. However, comparing a man that seems to come from the Moon where kwaraption doesn’t exist cos of scarcity of heads, with an earthy flesh of a centipede in Jonathan, I think is ridiculous and unfair. In that sense nobody would objectively observe and conclude their is a ferry god holding the Aso to the Rock at any given time. But when our case becomes that of “Ati Oro”- ask your Yoruba friends, they will tell you what bird it is. It simply tells the wind “Ohh I love this flow… ones the wind set for another degree, he simply retorted, you’re correct I’m going her”. No single deeper thoughts whatsoever.

          • Burbank

            “I give you till 2017, you will remember one silly Damilola with his “foolishness””

            2017?
            NOW.

          • Damilola

            Yeah 2017 cos of the nature of your sickness… It cost a lot…you forgot to capture that.

          • Burbank

            I captured Kanu.

          • Burbank

            And what did a southerner president do with Sanusi Lamido?
            Nothing!

      • Es3

        Nigerians are overlooking all these cos they have been doped to the eyelid with evil propaganda by APC?!

        Just because he opposed Jonathan, so as it is practice in his APC, he should NOT bother his head about being probed or jailed?!

        Real one chance “change” in indeed!!!

        • Burbank

          Like Saraki opposed GEJ.

        • sanetalk

          Why did your GEJ not hold him to account except you want to justify the notion that his government lacked the will to fight corruption. The APC so called propaganda must have been so effective that it countered your cash for attendance TAN rallies. Nigerians saw through the deceit and incompetence of your PDP and sent them PACKING and they will never rise again no matter how much you guys rant and rail. Nigeria is on the move again

          • Es3

            So, in your widest dream and imagination , the cinema that Buhari/APC are now shamelessly showing to the whole world passes for an acceptable corruption fight in the sense of fairness and equity – of which the foundation of justice anchors???

            If you do not know how to distinguish between personal vendetta, advancing party heinous agenda, cheap yet very toxic propaganda and genuine, sincere and above board anti-corruption fight, then feel free to ask for help!

        • Damilola

          You captured my mind sir… it’s not as if we didn’t all cry foul under this man GEJ but the reality we’re seeing speaks otherwise. Imagine an accused forcing his way to the court. If we’re to apply king Solomon’s judgement of the two prostitutes with dead and alive babies here, what do we have?as dark as we painted that govt, for 8months now what do we have? How many of them have been prosecuted? How much have been recoverd? Instead the lies are coming out to be what it is. Shame on this change

      • Burbank

        And for all these crimes, GEJ did nothing!
        That’s why Nigeria booted him out and bring in Buhari.

  • FreeNigeria

    Forward march to jail Metuh, left right left

    • takethetrain

      says the weekend warrior! lmao

    • Burbank

      Forward march?
      He will be dragged in reverse.

  • absam777

    I do not believe this story until I see Metuh in his Prison uniform. The next film coming to you is; Metuh Goes to Jail. Pop corn and soda please!

    • band olu

      They should do us a favour by taking him a picture in his new (prison) suit so it can b used for future reference….Metuh elewon…

  • C.C Echei

    President Buhari should please not spoil Nigeria more than he met it. He is spoiling it. The Naira is far worse
    than the time he resumed office. Under Buhari Naira has fallen down to 305 to a dollar. Even the shares in
    the stock market exchange have become toilet roll under Buhari. The Punch newspaper said today that
    those who bought those shares have lost four (4) trillion Naira so far. As if these evils are not enough,
    Buhari now overlooks those who stole in trillions and in billions. He even appointed Raji Fashola
    as Minister as if to reward him for being a very good thief. Nigerians are getting angry at Buhari.
    His double-standard is annoying Nigerians. The day Nigerians will react no Brigade of Guards
    can stop them. Buhari himself may just run away. Look at Buhari going after Olisa Metuh for
    400 million Naira wayo contract. That one is okay, since stealing is stealing. But it looks
    bad when the real criminals who stole 500 times more in APC are rewarded as Minister.
    Buhari has no honesty to have any sense of justice. He is not fighting any corruption.

    • FreeNigeria

      The country has been free falling since Babangida era. Our problems were further compounded by GEJ incompetence and massive corruption. How do you expect Buhari administration to solve all these problems in less than one year? lets be realistic.

      • K_Kenechukwu

        That’s how these morons go online to accuse Buhari of the state of the Nigeria nation, they try to make us forget that under GEJ oil sold for $150 per barrel, and all the revenue gotten then we’re stolen, now oil sells for just $30 per barrel! And since Nigeria has been an oil dependent economy who imports virtually everything how would not the Naira crash? Our woes are further compounded by the fact that all these Thieves are refusing to return billions stolen so we can revamp the economy. Some Nigerians are defending these criminals and shouting “rule of law” yet they are expecting the President to perform a miracle without money? How is that possible?

        • Abdullah Musa

          Let’s pray they understand you K.

          • takethetrain

            sos

          • Burbank

            Let’s pray they are thrown in Kuje.

        • Burbank

          spot on

        • No Bull …..

          Imagine GEJ Enterprises running the show with $30 a barrel of oil ?

    • Rumournaire

      You must be very uneducated to not know that it was PDP’s decimation of the Naira – when they mopped up all the dollars in circulation and gave bribes in dollars in the run-up to the last elections – that Nigeria is suffering. Buhari inherited a complete mess. Jonathan knows it, and that is why he is not talking.

      • eBusinesz

        I Laugh in Spanish, the same country PDP ran for 4-months after elections
        you must be seriously serious

        • tundemash

          Election March 28th, handover May 29th, Mr. Illiterate, you are a living proof od PDPigs 16 years of looting. They can’t even train you to know how many days make a month but they are able to loot your destiny.

        • Burbank

          And you can wailed in Latin.

    • Abdullah Musa

      You had 16 years of PDP rule to jail those you are complaining against.
      You refused, for reasons which we can perceive.
      Now that corruption is being fought, you say N400 million is too small to target.
      Please pay for Metuh, thus saving judiciary precious time.

      • eBusinesz

        what will 400-million help in solving the current problem Buhari has caused. the stock market lost almost 4-trillion, companies are folding up [e.g BAJAJ] and many others
        He should face governance with the same effort he is fighting PDP

        • Abdullah Musa

          You may think he is fighting PDP.
          He is creating the framework for future governance.
          If those who did wrong in PDP are punished, those who come to power in future will think twice before embarking on looting of Treasury.

          • idong

            It is not true ,if you are old enough to remember what happened in 1983 . you will agree with me that Nigerians think differently.Buhari could not curtail corruption in 1983 despite imprisoning politicians hundreds of years. Above all what he is doing today can not even see the light of tomorrow, just watch especially this non holistic, one sided fight against his opponents, instead of looking forward and setting standards that will fix the battered Nigerian economy. Mr president is concentrating on wild goose chase. LOOK AT WHAT THE VALUE OF OUR DEAR NAIRA IS IN JUST 7 MONTHS ON HIS RULE.

          • Abdullah Musa

            I am not old enough to remember what happened in 1983.
            I am just over 60 years.
            But I am old enough to remember that during Jonathan ‘ s rule, Crude oil was selling over $100 per barrel.
            Now it is heading to twenty.
            And if a dollar will only be obtainable at N500 from black market, those in illegal business will pay to get it.
            May be due to your old age you cannot comprehend the necessity of fighting corruption.
            But someone is trying to lay a solid foundation for your grand children.
            But you prefer the PDP way: let’s loot our way to secure our children’s future.

          • Burbank

            Even if some clowns prefer the PDP way of looting, Buhari will ensure they will be punished so that their children will not suffer.

          • No Bull …..

            Buhari has no control over the price of oil and that’s why Naira is falling.

          • takethetrain

            the civil rights cop thing! that’s a great chapter!

          • Burbank

            What’s the value of the Russian rouble, Malaysian ringgit, Australian dollar, Kazakhstan tenge in the past 7 months, compared against the naira?

          • sanetalk

            The problem with people like you is your one track mind and pathological hatred for PMB. Nigeria was getting back on track during the Buhari/Idiagbon regime before the evil genius IBB struck and took Nigeria decades backwards. You cannot mention the Naira in isolation of the oil price and before you come here to spew unscientific rants, look at the currencies of other countries like South Africa, Russia and Malaysia to mention a few. Moreover if your PDP had not raped our treasury for sixteen years, we wouldn’t be in this position. We have confidence in PMB and will support him fully to bring sanity and accountability to the polity, haters have the option of exile.

          • takethetrain

            another lol

          • Burbank

            The foundation for good governance is being laid down by Buhari. PMB may not succeed to fully eliminate corruption in Nigeria by 2023, but he is putting the country on the path to greatness.

        • takethetrain

          lol

        • Burbank

          Whether you killed one person or one million, murder is still murder.
          N400mn is small to you but is enough to put Dasuki behind bars for decades.

      • Burbank

        Good points.

    • Man_Enough

      If corruption is not checked, any effort at stabilization will be in futility. You cannot dry your meat in an open fire when the dogs are still roaming greely.

    • godey

      c.c echei i think you go to school now why are you putting the blame of fall in naira to buhari ?? did you read and understand that our source of income which is mainly oil is falling in the global market and there for affecting the naira massively? has buhari been eating the naira or sharing it like dasuki and jonathan,,,, chai their is God oooo

      • takethetrain

        “God oooo” That’s almost like your name!

    • Man_Enough

      When the naira was 160 to a dollar, oil was 150 dollers per barrel. Now oil is 30 dollar per barrel and oil is our main source of income. If you do a proportional mathematics, you will even praise this government for holding the naira at this rate.

      • tunde

        Dollar and the price of oil always go opposite direction.

    • Truthometer

      Exhibiting your undiluted ignorance in this manner, is the greatest disservice any imbecile in your mould could do to himself. Nigeria is moving on, go and get life. There is no more place for pro-corruption character like you in the new Nigeria. We are very okay with the good job PMB is doing. Either you like it or not, all the stolen money in your paymasters possession shall be recovered, with commesurating punishment for their crime against the good people of Nigeria.

    • Burbank

      Only the naira is falling in the global currency market?
      Or did it followed the Russian rouble, Malaysian ringgit, the euro and just about every currency in falling?

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      very little knowledge is dangerous.

  • Höly Wähala

    Another four days of eating papers won’t kill Olisa Metuh…
    Afterall, both his statement to the EFCC and our money he ate were papers…
    The court was therefore right to order Oloshi Metuh back to eating papers until further notice… Hahaha chei ooh!

    • wode

      They can actually do more photocopies of the statement to have enough swallowed!

      • No Bull …..

        Metuh simply needs to be gagged to secure documents around him.

        • takethetrain

          dying to get them aren’t you..

  • Rommel

    Olisah Metuh is now legally behind bars

    • takethetrain

      who is he?? MET U H? who’s that? lol

  • eBusinesz

    they should have done this since!
    Thank God he is now in court!!!

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    I have no sympathy for these PDP fools because they should never have allowed senile, illiterate certificate forger and perjurer MuhamMADu (alias Customs and Exercise, French Franc and Deutch Mark) Buhari to take over the reins of power. In point of fact, I would be happy to see useless, feckless, colourless, spineless, clueless hopeless Goodluck Jonathan behind bars, too.

    • Burbank

      PDP never allowed Buhari “to take over the reins of power”; Nigeria did.

    • BenAri22

      You sound like a US Republican, LOL. Full of hate, lacking commonsense.

  • Nkem

    Those who have been making noise about media trial should now see who is actually doing the media propaganda. Simply to file bail application, Metuh and his lawyers are not prepared. Instead they were busy hiring people to protest and make noise in the media.

    • Burbank

      spot on.

  • Truthometer

    Keep Metuh Looter King perpetually in jail, and throw the key into lagoon. That is where unrepentant thieves and paper chewing criminals rightly belong.

    • takethetrain

      whats a paper chewer?? lmao? they will do that, and they’ll keep the rapists by your side.

    • takethetrain

      Loo-ter is right …so what’s a paper chewer. I see a lot of double talk in your statement, could you clarify? Thanks Mariah

      • Truthometer

        He tore and chewed the paper he wrote his confessional statement at the EFCC office. That is what makes him a paper chewing criminal.

  • Pure Nigerian

    Soon he would seek bail to go to abroad for medical treatment.

    • Burbank

      For indigestion due to swallowing paper

      • Julius

        lolz

    • Julius

      Yes and if its not granted, they blame Buhari. Its a ready made excuse for these fools !!

  • Burbank

    Where are those clowns that maliciously claimed Buhari did not obey court order to detain Metuh?

    • Julius

      lolz. They are still here. They will find something else to Abuse Buhari on. Its a never ending saga with them. They may even claim that it was Buhari that made that decision to remain him in prison not the Judge. You know how they roll !

  • Methu remains a POLITICAL PRISONER inside Buhari’s gulag. Buhari shall be held responsible for his safety.

    • Ben_NIGERIA

      You are very wrong. Methu is accused of stealing Nigerians money and his counsels failed to make proper case for his bail. What is your “Political Prisoner” coming from? He was neither fighting for masses nor fighting for justice and freedom for common people. He is fighting to keep the masses in abject poverty by holding on to his loots. Your propaganda can no more work in Nigeria. Nigerians of today are wise.

    • Ben_NIGERIA

      You are very wrong. Methu is accused of stealing Nigerians money and his counsels failed to make proper case for his bail. Where is your “Political Prisoner” coming from? He was neither fighting for masses nor fighting for justice and freedom for common people. He is fighting to keep the masses in abject poverty by holding on to his loots. Your propaganda can no more work in Nigeria. Nigerians of today are wise

      • Methu is the face of the political opposition fighting to uphold democracy in Nigeria. The ongoing selective persecution to suppress the opposition is straight from the handbook of dictatorships. We saw that with another dictator that was foisted on
        us by the military upon our return to “democracy”.
        Buhari has destroyed our democracy in less than 7 months. He has turned our nation into a BANANA REPUBLIC. The international agencies are being updated as we speek.

        • Ben_NIGERIA

          You are just a propagandist and liar. Methu, “face of the political opposition?” An unrepentant looter fighting to uphold democracy? You must be kidding.

          • I hope Buhari would return the loots used to finance his campaign by the governors. APC is a basket of political leeches that looted our commonwealth dry.

          • Ben_NIGERIA

            You are just a distractor trying to distract the government and the public. What a failure you are. Just ask the people that looted national treasury and facing charges now to return their loot. Then, you can bring forth your case. That is only way you can be taken serious and sincere.

          • Uzoma John

            Your thinking and argument are very inferior just like the name you are using here. Must you tell us you live in the US. That’s the hallmark of inferiority complex. Metuh and co are common thieves and must be treated as such. In Igbo we say anaghi agwa ochinti na agha e’bidogo. Go tell Metuh that the era of impunity is over. The war against corruption has started in earnest. Nigeria is a serious country once again. Thanks to our able President Buhari. All you know is to criticise, but can’t proffer solution.

          • What’s in a NAME? I say Everything.
            The ongoing lawlessness cannot stand. The long arm and reach of justice is slow but infinite. Justice shall be exerted and dictatorships shall not return to Nigeria. Our democracy shall prevail. What we have today is a political gang up to continue to pulverize the masses. The same political leeches have migrated to another territory called APC to continue their heinous activities. They looted their States Treasuries to foist a dictator on us. The silent majority are no fools. Corruption cannot fight corruption. A selective persecution of political opposition is the height of CORRUPTION. Don’t you get it??. Media lynching is barbaric. Until they have their days in court and we listen to the other side of the story, Olisa, Dasuki and Kanu are Nigerian POLITICAL PRISONERS.

          • Uzoma John

            Get the evidence then PMB and those who did that will be prosecuted not by ranting on online media. The evidence against Metuh, which he did not deny is overwhelming. Are you not seeing APC members that are also being investigated? If you don’t know, Murtala Nyako is APC, Rabiu Kwankwaso is APC, the Rtd Gen who collected money fro Dasuki is APC. Send your petition to EFCC if you feel you have any proof of corruption on anyone. Not cock and bull stories. Media lynching is barbaric which you are equally doing. Olisa, Dasuki and Kanu are enemies of the Nigerian State. Go preach to America to shut down Guantanamo Bay since those who are held there on terror related charges are not human beings with Rights. Metuh, Dasuki, Kanu and others have committed crimes against the Nigerian State and must be dealt with accordingly. There’s nothing you can do about it than ranting. There is nothing like silent majority. The voices of the majority are always resonating and we Nigerians have given PMB all the privileges and authority to act on our behalf as our President to purge Nigeria of evil.

          • “Metuh, Dasuki, Kanu and others have committed crimes against the Nigerian State and must be dealt with accordingly. ”
            This is the same crap Buhari fed us when he subverted our democracy in the 80s. The same justification to lock up pa Awolowo, pa Ajasin
            Prof Ambrose Ali etc. If for once we could have a lawful society. Guantanamo prisoners are not American citizens and not on American soil. Once they set foot on American soil, they must be arraigned within 48 hrs by law. Selective persecution to silence opposition is straight from dictatorships manual. It will not work this time. Our democracy will take care of this nonsense. It is a matter of time. We’ll continue to table these atrocities with the International Agencies around the world.

        • Reymeline

          You are not sincere at all. If any of your relatives are among those kill by Boko Haram you will not be saying this incoherent words. This is act of wickedness on part of Methu and you in particular. A lot of soilders died and innocent soul lost. For you to support such, you are not sincere and not a good citizen of Nigeria. He confess to receive the money and you are try to distract the attention to different issue.

          • Let’s hear what Methu and others have to say in court. Security vote are used for many things and not on arms purchase alone. Media trial and lynching of Nigerians is barbaric. We want to fight corruption with due process. Remember that Buhari and the Arewa Elders were once supporters of Boko Haram as they defended their human rights. They accused Nigerian Army of human rights violations.

      • Julius

        Dont ask him a question he lack the capacity to answer. He will be calling you an illiterate in a second.When all else fails and they are losing an argument, they question your education, your online grammar, your coma and full stop.'(can’t even articulate simple verbs and nouns’) then threats. ‘We’ll drag this dictator before the ICC’. It makes them feel superior while lacking common sense. You and I know Methu is a thief that cares for nobody but himself and his family. I wonder how much of the 400 millions he gave to the people of his state or village. The mumu is online defending his homie. Political Prisoner my ass !

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      Buhari should be held responsible by whom? Your father?

      No one can touch Buhari.

      Just because you did not hear complaints from the North about the devastation unleashed on them by boko haram,
      or a whisper about how the new administration is mostly locking up northerners does not mean Hausa/Fulani are weak.
      Try touch Buhari and Northern Nigeria will feed you your mothers intestines!

      • Another bullshit from bansa megida who can’t even articulate simple verbs and nouns. We’ll drag this dictator before the ICC. This same Buhari once cheered these thugs you called Boko Haram to score cheap political points. Who cares what the jihadists are doing to the northerners. I thought Buhari said they were his “brothers” when the whole world was rallying. Pls. get the f€*=÷k out of this forum. Bansa megida. Our nation has become a joke to the world in less than 7 months.

    • Julius

      7 days to release kanu or else. We are still waiting for the else.

    • Burbank

      Same as Obama is responsible for the Guantanamo detainees.

  • Anonymous

    Metuh should return what he got from Dasuki. The money belongs to the Nigerian government.

  • Shugaba Nkasa

    No prisons name has ever been this appropriate with regards to the bad apples in PDP.
    Kuje prison indeed!

    p.s In Hausa, Kuje Prison means you should all go to prison!

  • Oh’ Media

    ……after all said and done….has Nigeria become a notch better, after seven months of BUHARI?……

    • Dan

      It will take more than years of plunder by PDP to fix Nigeria. Buhari is on the right track.

  • Isima Celestine

    I want to beg Premium Times.I am told that you are Mujahedeens. Somebody exposed your secret here,
    that all of you wear HIJAB in your newsroom.I just want to beg you. Please do a letter to President Buhari.
    Only one question you’ll ask him. IF SOMETHING IS BAD BEFORE AND HE CAME TO MAKE IT WORSE,
    IS THAT CHANGE, IS THAT THE CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN? That question will make Nigerians better.
    It has nothing to do with your Jihad – just simple question. After you publish his answer here for us to see,
    you people in Premium Times can then continue to wear your Hijab as Mujahedeens. Thank you so much.

    • Truthometer

      Do they allow you an internet access on your sick bed at the psychiatric hospital? Or you’ve escape again? I know. Things happen. But stay off internet; you are seriously losing it!

    • Ben

      You are just one of the religion extremists that manipulate people to start war. Failure you are and failure you will be for ever.

  • Malchine

    Democracy is in action here. Both sense and nonsense are welcome. Fighting and abuse are not permitted. Live democracy!

  • Suleiman

    Having read through all the comments here, may I ask, “Where are the so-called human rights advocates and organizations? Why aren’t they speaking out or are they also afraid of being arrested? Where are Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch?” Have we lost our sense of decency and decorum?