Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court, Abuja has adjourned the trial of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh to February 4 for the continuation of hearing on the case brought against him by the Economic Financial and Crimes Commission, bothering on the N4000m he allegedly collected from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA)
This is after a prosecution witness admitted, Thursday that Metuh paid him N77.5 million for publicity.
Yomi Ogunsanya, the Managing Director of CMC Connect Ltd, a public relations consultant testified that he was awarded the consultancy job for the PDP after an exhibition he held before former president, Goodluck Jonathan in December, 2014.
Led in evidence by Sylvanus Tahir, EFCC counsel, he said he received the sums of N7.5 million and N70 million on December 1, 2014 and December 15, 2014 respectively.
Also testifying, Ibrahim Kabiru, a Bureau De Change operator testified that he received the sum of $1 million from Nneka Ararume, who is Assets and Resource Management (ARM)’s portfolio manager for Metuh’s company, Destra Investments Ltd.
Being cross examined by defence counsel Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), he told the court that he is not aware of the foreign exchange limit by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).