EFCC looks for repudiation of Metuh's safeguard over his nonappearance in court

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to disavow the safeguard prior conceded previous National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh. 

EFCC's Prosecution Counsel, Sylvanus Tahir, who additionally requested that the court send Metuh to jail, was responding to Metuh's nonattendance in court twice finished reports of sick health.Metuh was said to be debilitated and experiencing treatment at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State. 


A letter was, in any case, sent to the court illuminating it that the litigant would be truant on Monday.When the court continued sitting yesterday, Metuh's insight, Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), appealed to God for a dismissal, as his customer couldn't make it to the court by virtue of his evil wellbeing.

However, Tahir blamed the restorative report dated January 21, in light of the fact that it was not sponsored by a checking testimony or any reference to the case in court.He said the report was an insignificant waste that ought to be relegated to the dustbin and encouraged the court to dismiss Ikpeazu's ask for an examination of the validness of the letter. 

He likewise alluded to a new application by Metuh to call 10 extra witnesses, focusing on that it was a piece of his intends to draw out trial.Tahir expressed that the progression taken by Metuh had undermined the arrangement of the organization of criminal equity, and in that capacity, merited repudiation of the safeguard allowed him. 

In any case, Ikpeazu asked the court to reject the application trying to repudiate Metuh's safeguard and asked the court to defer trial until the point that Metuh was fit to be in court.Ikpeazu communicated astonish that Tahir, who did not contradict the application for dismissal on Monday pivoted to protest it the second day. 

The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, be that as it may, asked the court to disapprove Tahir's position as unconfirmed and suspended the issue to the following advantageous date. 

In the mean time, the EFCC yesterday shut its body of evidence against Azibaola Robert, a cousin to previous President Goodluck Jonathan.The case was shut in the wake of showing 10 witnesses and a few archives to set up the culpability of the litigant in the affirmed redirection of $40 million purportedly implied for the supply of strategic correspondence units for Special Forces. 

Azibaola, his significant other, Stella and their organization, One Plus Holdings, were summoned on a seven-check charge verging on illegal tax avoidance, criminal rupture of trust and defilement. 

They were asserted to have exchanged the $40 million from the record of the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to the domiciliary record of their organization, One Plus Holdings. 

The arraignment group drove by Sylvanus Tahir exhibited 10 witnesses and offered archives, which were altogether conceded in evidence.At the continued sitting yesterday, the resistance finished up its round of questioning of the PW10, David Nkpe, following which EFCC Counsel, Francis Jirbo, told the court that the indictment would close the case.

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