Appeal Court fixes Wednesday to rule on Metuh’s conviction, Dasuki’s indictment

Metuh in court with his lawyer

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has fixed Wednesday for judgment in the case of a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party Olisa Metuh who was convicted by a Federal High Court in Abuja on February 25, 2020 for money laundering.

It was gathered that the lead lawyers were served hearing notice for the judgment on Monday.

Justice Stephen Adah will be leading a three-man panel of the court in delivering judgement by 2pm on Wednesday.

Two of the three consolidated appeals were filed separately by Mr Metuh and his company Destra Investment Limited, both convicted in the Federal High Court’s judgment.

The third was filed by a former national security adviser Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) who was indicted in the contested judgment of the Federal High Court for acting in breach of public trust and paying proceeds of his alleged corrupt act to Metuh and his firm.

Justice Okoh Abang of the Federal High Court had convicted and sentenced Metuh to seven years’ imprisonment for money laundering charges involving alleged concealment and unlawful use of the N400 million paid to him and his firm Destra Investments Limited by Dasuki in November 2014.