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Metuh Pleads Not Guilty To Amended Charges

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The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh has pleaded not guilty to the amended seven-count charge leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Justice Okon Abang, who presided over the matter ordered Metuh to take the fresh plea to the amended charges, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Counsel to EFCC, Silvanus Tahir who had brought to the notice of the court that the prosecution has filed an amended charges, urged the court to accept the amended charges, stressing that the charges are harmless and have in no way altered the original charges.

Metuh, who is facing trial for alleged money laundering, was arrested by Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, from his Abuja home on January 5, 2016.

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He is being accused of collecting N400 million from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki – the money was part of about $2.1 billion voted for arms purchase, but allegedly diverted by Mr. Dasuki.