- Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the PDP, has made his first appearance after his release from prison
- A former governor, Ayo Fayose has reacted to the release of the PDP chieftain
- Fayose faulted the judge who sentenced the politician to jail
A former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has finally been released from prison in adherence to a court order.
Metuh was sentenced to seven years in jail by the Federal High Court in Abuja on February 25, 2020, after being found guilty on charges of money laundering.
However, the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, December 16, nullified the jail sentence handed the former PDP spokesperson.
The court ruled that Metuh's convictions were tainted with bias and must not be allowed to stand.
Pictures shared on Twitter by a former governor, Ayo Fayose, on Thursday, December 24, showed the moment Metuh regained his freedom.
The PDP chieftain marked his newfound freedom by taking photos at the entrance of the Kuje correction centre.
Fayose who commented on Metuh’s travails welcomed the PDP chieftain back to the society.
The former governor said Justice Okon Abang who sentenced the politician to prison unjustly will one day reap what he sowed.
Welcome back home Olisa Metuh, tough time don't last... And to Justice Okon Abang, you will one day reap the rewards of the hardship and suffering your miscarriage of justice has made many Nigerians to go through."
In another report, the Governor Babagana Umara Zulum-led administration has uncovered 22,556 ghost workers comprising of teachers and local government workers after two simultaneous verification exercises.
In a report by Daily Trust, the separate exercises which were ordered by the state governor showed 14,762 ghost workers in the local government pay system and 7,794 ghost teachers.
The committee on local government staff verification, chaired by Senator Kaka Malam Yale, and another on primary school teachers chaired by Dr Shettima Kullima disclosed this in separate reports presented to Zulum.
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