Olisa Metuh, the former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will be arraigned on October 14 by a federal high court in Abuja for an alleged N400 million fraud.
The arraignment, which had been planned for today, was postponed due to the absence of Judge Obiora Egwuatu. All of the persons involved in the case, including Metuh, were in court.
Metuh was charged with seven charges of money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2016 after allegedly collecting N400 million from the National Security Adviser’s office.
Metuh was found guilty of all counts of money laundering and sentenced to seven years in jail by Okon Abang, a federal high court judge, on February 25, 2020.
Metuh filed an appeal in March 2020, citing his dissatisfaction with the court’s ruling.
Metuh argued that he was not granted a fair trial as one of the ten matters before the appeal court to decide.