Crime and Security

PDP’s former spokesman, Olisa Metuh sentenced to 39 years in prison

PDP's former spokesman, Olisa Metuh sentenced to 39 years in prison


Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh has been handed a 39 years jail sentence over money laundering.

The sentence which was pronounced on Tuesday, will, however, run concurrently and so, he will spend seven years in prison.

Metuh was found guilty of all the seven count charge against him including illegally receiving N400m from former National Security Adviser, Dasuki Sambo in November 2014.

The PDP former mouthpiece was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for counts 1, 2, 4 and 7, five years imprisonment in respect of count 3, and three years in respect of counts 5 and 6.

Justice Okon Abang who held that all the years are to run concurrently (meaning Metuh would spend seven years in prison), also ordered the convict to pay a fine of N375m to the Federal Government. Metuh’s firm, Destra Investments was ordered to pay N25m to the Federal Government.

The Federal High Court Judge also ordered the winding up of Destra Investments, closure of its accounts in Diamond Bank and Asset Resource Management, and the forfeiture of the money in the accounts to the Federal Government.

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