#Dasukigate: EFCC returns Olisa Metuh to court, to slam him with fresh charges

FILE PHOTO: The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr Oilsa Metuh, at the Federal High Court, where he is Standing Trial over Alleged N400m Fraud in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to slam fresh charges on the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, less than 48 hours after the Federal High Court, Abuja, granted him bail over a seven-count charge of corruption.

The EFCC drove the embattled politician into the premises of the FCT High Court on Thursday morning, preparatory to slamming fresh charges on him.

Like on Tuesday, Mr. Metuh was in handcuffs when he was brought into the court.

The handcuffs were later removed as he waited to be taken before a judge.

Details of the new charges are unclear at this time, but the anti-graft commission had on January 12 accused Mr. Metuh of shredding a confessional statement he made to its operatives, indicating it would charge him separately for attempting to destroy a major evidence in the case against him.

“The tearing of statement is tantamount to willful destruction of government property and it is a serious offence,” the official had told this newspaper at the time. “Also the fact that he obstructed operatives from performing their job is also a criminal offence. We will explore the possibility of filling a separate charge against him at the Federal Capital Territory High Court.”

In the original case, Mr. Metuh is facing a seven-count charge of corruption.

He is accused of receiving N400 million from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The amount is part of the allegedly diverted sum of $2.1 billion meant for the purchase of arms.

On Tuesday, Justice Okon Abang granted him bail.

To regain his freedom, however, Mr. Metuh, Justice Abang said, must deposit N400 million bail bond – same amount he is accused of illegally receiving; two sureties who must have properties in Maitama area of Abuja, and who must also deposit N200 million each.

It is unclear whether Mr. Metuh has so far met his bail conditions.


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  • Bashir

    Metuh has talked himself into trouble.

    • Eljosh

      what kinda of trouble my Aboki friend, remember he is still innocent until he is convicted on what he is accused of….

      • Sadiq Garba

        Mr Non-Aboki, What about the handcuffs, the temporary lodge at Kuje and the overgrown grey hair? Are all these not troubles?

  • Linus nwafor

    Dear Nigerians take heed and flee corruption, this war seems very serious.To be forewarned they say is to be forearmed though we me have been accoustomed to the old way of doing things but there is still time to make amends. For Metu you earned your ordeal so stay cool

  • Eljosh

    Don’t be a one-sided judge in this case, i know it is hard to be a fair judge in your own case cuz in this case all operative and judges are APC’s faithfuls,

  • kc

    PDP should be aware that APC want to use this agenda to frustrate their forthcoming elections in ph n akwa ibom …..so they shld reform n be stron cos NIGERIANS still hope on their leadership skills

    • excel

      how can somebody eat our yam and still eat our paper without drinking water? metuh is a goat.

  • Eljosh

    hmmm u re not far from the truth it’s all a propaganda but we Nigerians we know the truth and believe in our gallant leaders no shaking about that one, ph,Akwa Ibom and edo is for PDP……..

    • Ade Omowest

      Go on dreaming man, by the time you wake up from your slumber; Rivers, Edo and Akwa-Ibom States will be firmly in the grip of APC.

  • sophia

    looking at d bailing condition giving to olisah metuh …. its d most unimaginable bail terms i have ever come accross in NIGERIA ….THE BAIL TERMS therefore depicts PURE WICKEDNESS N UNFAIRNESS TO HUMAN RIGHTS

    • Chuks

      What bail conditions would have been fair to you? N15 abi, and an allowance to travel abroad for medical checkup?

  • monicaterna4u

    now Nigerians knows the plan of the presidency they are just trying to frustrate Metuh so that the Party’s Image will be tarnished and also they wont be able to concentrate in the forth coming election in Benin and Portharcout but their plans has failed

    • Ade Omowest

      Tell Metuh to vomit the “Dasukigate yam” he swallowed, then he can be allowed to face his wailing wailer job before the Rivers and Edo States elections that PDPig is destined to lose.

      • lakande1

        U make my day Ade. I dey roll for floor now with laughter

      • monicaterna4u

        tell PMB the biggestb thief in APC to also #bringbackour300m thats was given to him by Dasuki or is it because he is the so called president that is shouting fake change all over the place decieving Nigerians or someone that cant even keep just one of his promise he made to nigerians that we should be looking at ,time will bring all those thief in APC like ameachi’s,tinubu fashola,rochas and co to book

        • Ade Omowest

          After you have completed spewing rubbish, you can contact the goons in Lagos, Rivers and Imo States PDP or the disarrayed National Officers of PDPig to provide the irrefutable evidence to sue Amaechi, Fashola, Tinubu and Rochas Okorocha. At least the first three have no immunity despite two of them being Ministers.

    • MY

      PDP has already destroyed its own image by engaging in looting public funds.

      • monicaterna4u

        and who told u fashola, ameach, tinubu atiku ,Rochas, and co in APC are saint, all those thief . APC will soon go down and thats a fact

  • stephenie

    This country is not united at all…. imagine olisah metuh , nnamdi kanu all goes to court in handcuffs while dasuki, kabiru sokoto even bankole they went witout cuffs n your tell me this not tribalism ,,,,,,,,,,

  • musa muhamed

    we reuse to take this non sense in this democratic age no we refuse

  • ty

    Changes Chloe ·
    this is victimization asking metuh to pay a bail price of N 400 million which is equivalent to that which he is accused of,cuffing him to humiliate him,and know after letting him out,bringing him back again for another accusation which seem not to be clear.what is the pin point?

    • Gugurus Ekpa

      He ate paper, don’t you get it? Are people who ate paper stable in your mind?

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    I wonder if all the buckets in the market have all been sold out because the Wailing Wailers still need more of them to collect all the tears they are sharing and sheddibg for Olisa Metuh.

  • ayobamiba

    Nigerians were sceptical of buhari for 12 years until Jonathan political naivity and blind trust on the treacherous jegai allowed buhari access to the presidency and now that buhari have taken power,let him remember that power is not a constant possession. Upon all this macabre almajiri dance and corruption induced media trial,no single corrupt person have been properly charged with convincing evidence that is capable of leading to conviction. If buhari is fighting corruption and citizens like sanusi,timpre Silva, amaechi,fashola,fayemi,segun oni,tinubu ,obj are still walking as free men ,then this anti corruption crusade has a lot of questions to answer.again buhari should not be pretending that he is fighting corruption by arresting his political opponents and those who did not support his 16 years presidential aspirations and holding them incommunicado while tested and proved looters are dining and wining with him and he pretends not to notice the smell of corruption oozing out of them.again while buhari is busy chasing the shadows of the past ,decipating all his energies on the past,corruption is still having big owambe parties under his nose.let truthful Nigerians investigate the activities in government agencies like customs,immigration, police ,judiciary, universities ,nafdac and see if any thing have truthfully changed from what obtained before buhari.fighting corruption in Nigeria without a solid anti corruption framework is a waste of public resources and much more when all the efforts are geared towards the past while the present is left .
    Enough of all this corruption induced media dramatization, buhari should develope a clear and unambiguous anticurruption road map bill and send to Nass on the real and brutal war against corruption with a separate anti corruption agencies peopled by highly intelligent legal minds and tried and proved incorruptible Nigerians who are very passionately angry against corruption .let d duration for every corruption case be nothing more than 18 months .let specialized anti corruption courts be set up like tribunals and let them be fully independent from our normal judiciary, let them have powers to summon and stripe even the President of his immunity once prima facie case had been established against him after due diligence investigations by crack team of unbiased, untainted and uncompromising investigators.let both the anti corruption court, agencies, etc be insulated from executive, legislative and judicial pandering /interference and let them be fully independent with full powers to arrest even the President if he puts himself into corrupt practices.the appeal arising from the tribunals shall go straight to the anti corruption supreme courts which shall solely established for that purpose and all appeals must be decided within 90 days.let total forfeiture of all life acquisitions and properties of a convicted corrupt persons and death penalty be the punishment for corrupt practices. Also corruption must be defined to include wilful marginalization or cheating of any zone or citizens of Nigeria because of their tribe,faith,religion or ethnicity in the discharge of government polices,appointments and sharing of political or government patronages in Nigeria. It is too shameful to associate this malicious bizarre almajiri dance with democracy and justice. corruption war in Nigeria shall not be successful when the actions and inactions of authorities concerned are tainted with bias,nepotism, wilful malicious tendencies, discrimination against citizens based on tribe /religion, political inclinations etc. A corruption war that is not fought on clear and unambiguous transparent framework is bound to pull Nigerians to tribal,ethnic ,religious and parochial narratives.

  • excel

    Where are those goats hailing him when he chewed his evidence? This will serve as a deterrent to other prospective paper evidence-chewing criminals

  • efe

    Good people of Nigeria we support the fight against corruption but we should also be against any form of dictatorship if court says grant bail u should be able to do just that let the court do the jailing. Bailing is not the end of the case. Please I see this fight as malicious

  • efe

    Oga president fight corruption but don’t fight people