BREAKING: Olisa Metuh loses bid to stop trial

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Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh has lost in a bid to stop his criminal trial before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja.

In a ruling on Thursday, Justice Ishaq Bello rejected a no-case application made by Metuh in his trial for alleged destruction of evidence while he was being investigated by the Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC) in relation to the purported looting of funds meant for the purchase of arms and ammunition during the President Goodluck Jonathan administration

Justice Bello said, after reviewing arguments by parties, “the view of this court is that the application for a no-case submission is lacking in merit. It is hereby dismissed.”

The judge ordered Metuh to enter defence in respect of the prima facie case already established against him by the prosecution, led by Sylvanus Tahir.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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