EFCC docks Metuh over alleged destruction of evidence

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today, docked the embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, before an Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama, on a two-count charge bordering on his alleged destruction of evidence against him.

Metuh who pleaded not guilty to the charge, was again brought to court  ‎in handcuffs by prison officials.

EFCC told the court that ‎the PDP spokesman who is also facing another seven-count criminal charge before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja, tore and attempted to chew a confessional statement he made under caution while undergoing interrogation.

The anti-graft agency maintained that the said statement would have been vital to its prosecution of the criminal ‎case pending against Metuh before the Federal High Court.

Metuh brought to court today in handcuff
File: Metuh brought to court

It said that Metuh, by his action, committed an offence  contrary to sections 166 and 326 of the Penal Code Act.

Meantime,‎ Justice Ishaq Bello has adjourned hearing on Metuh’s bail application till Monday.

The Judge however queried why the EFCC failed to incorporate the current charge to the one already pending before the FHC.

It will be recalled that Justice Abang ‎had on Tuesday, granted Metuh bail to the tune of N400million.

The court however ordered that he should be remanded at Kuje Prison pending when he is able to perfect all the bail conditions.

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