Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Olisa Metuh bags 39 years in jail for money laundering



Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the PDP, has been sentenced to 39 years in prison for money laundering.
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Okon Abang, judge of a federal high court Abuja, handed down the  sentence on Tuesday.
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The judge had earlier found him guilty of the seven-count charge filed against him by #EFCC, which accused him of illegally receiving N400 million from the office of the national security adviser. .
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The money was meant to fight the war against Boko Haram but was diverted.
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On counts one and two, Metuh bagged seven years each, on count three, five years; count four, seven years; counts five and six, three years each and he got seven years for count 7.
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The judge held that all the years are to run concurrently, meaning Metuh would spend seven years in prison.
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The judge decried that dissipating public funds has eaten so deep into the society, requiring drastic action that would lead to national rebirth.

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