Alleged corruption: Court of Appeal nullifies Olisa Metuh’s 7-year conviction

Alleged corruption: Court of Appeal nullifies Olisa Metuh’s 7-year conviction

- The Court of Appeal has finally delivered judgment in the appeal filed by Olisa Metuh over his conviction

- The appellate court disclosed why the conviction of the former PDP chieftain was unfair

- However, Metuh has not yet been absolved of the charges against him

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The seven years jail term imposed on a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, over alleged money laundering has been nullified by the Court of Appeal.

A three-man panel of the appellant court in a ruling on Wednesday, December 16, stated that the conviction by the Federal High was biased, TVC News reported.

Alleged corruption: Court of Appeal nullifies Olisa Metuh’s conviction
During his trial, Olisa Metuh asked Justice Abang to recuse himself from the case. Photo: Yinka Adeparusi
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Justice Stephen Adah who read the judgment stated that the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, who convicted Metuh showed evidence of prejudice during the trial.

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He faulted the utterances of the trial judge in the course of the trial and ordered that trial be conducted afresh.

The court directed that the case file be sent back to the chief judge of the Federal High Court for reassignment to another judge other than Justice Abang.

The Cable reported that Metuh was convicted on February 25, after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned him for allegedly receiving N400 million from the office of the national security adviser.

In another news, Goodluck Jonathan has opened up on how he was labelled corrupt, with the former president saying he almost went into political oblivion if not for the grace of God.

Jonathan made this remark on Tuesday, December 15, in Abuja during a book launch in his name titled "Dear President Goodluck Jonathan.

The book, which was written by a veteran journalist, Bonaventure Melah, captures the former president's life in office.

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In a related report, Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi West, has tendered an apology to former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for discrediting his efforts when he was in power.

Melaye made this remark in Abuja during a book launch in honour of the former president.

Melaye, who commended Jonathan for his statesmanship, also described him as a man whose legacy is speaking after leaving office.

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