Court To Decide Metuh’s No Case Submission On March 9
SAN FRANCISCO, February 25, (THEWILL) – A Federal High Court in Abuja has slated March 9, 2016 as date to decide the fate of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, regarding the no case submission he filed to the money laundering charges leveled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The trial judge, Justice Obong Abang stated on Thursday that he will either deliver judgment to dismiss the charges against him and acquit him, if he finds that Metuh has no case to answer, or deliver a ruling ordering Metuh to open his defence, if he finds that he has a case to answer.
The judge arrived at this decision after Metuh filed documents and adopted same as his submission to prove that the EFCC has not made out any case against him.
The Defence counsel, Onyechi Ikpeazu who at the last adjourned date, had gotten leave of the court to file his motion in writing, adopted same as his argument in urging the court to dismiss the charges against his client. He said: “The defendant has filed a written address dated 18 February, 2016, captioned No-case-Submission, we adopt and rely on the submission.”
But the prosecution through its counsel, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir, filed document countering the claims made by Metuh, insisting that the evidence so far presented against the PDP spokesman shows that he has a case to answer and that the court should compel him to do so.