N400m Fraud Trial: Supreme Court Throws Out Metuh’s Appeal

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Olisa Metuh at the Federal High Court, Abuja

Olisa Metuh, a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has again lost his bid to stop his N400 million fraud trial, as the Supreme Court, on June 9, 2017 dismissed his application seeking for a stay of proceedings.

Metuh is standing trial along with Destra Investment Limited for the alleged fraud. He is facing a seven-count charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

He had filed the application through his counsel, Onyeachi Ikpeazu, SAN, seeking for a stay of proceedings at the High Court.

Ikpeazu had at the March 22, 2017 sitting before Justice Abang, also applied to the court to “stay proceedings”, as the Supreme Court, according to him had at the time already begun hearing the appeal.

He had argued that the High…

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