Dasukigate: Continue Olisa Metuh’s trial – Supreme Court orders Justice Abang

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a Federal High Court judge, Okon Abang to continue the hearing of former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh.
In a ruling by a five-man panel of Justices, the apex court dismissed Metuh’s appeal for want of merit.
The lead ruling which was prepared by Justice Clara Ogunbiyi ordered Abang to continue with the trial.
Metuh is currently standing trial before the Justice Abang-led court for allegedly receiving the sum of N400m from former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki(rtd) during the 2015 Presidential election.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had arraigned Metuh on a seven count charge bordering on money laundering.
Metuh had in the dismissed appeal, challenged refusal of Justice Abang to hands-off his trial.
The embattled former PDP Spokesman had asked Justice Abang to suspend further hearing on his case pending the outcome of an appeal he lodged against the dismissal of his no-case-submission by the trial High Court.
He argued that Justice Abang ought to halt the proceeding before him since the matter was already at the Supreme court.
In his substantive appeal, the PDP Chieftain is asking the Supreme Court to determine whether or not Justice Abang was right when he ordered the defendant to enter his defence to the criminal charge bordering on alleged N400million fraud.
Dasukigate: Continue Olisa Metuh’s trial – Supreme Court orders Justice Abang Dasukigate: Continue Olisa Metuh’s trial – Supreme Court orders Justice Abang Reviewed by LinkNaija on June 09, 2017 Rating: 5

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