The Court of Appeal Abuja division, has annulled the conviction of the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh for money laundering.

Olisa Metuh

The three man panel of justices led by Justice Stephen Adah, ruled that the judgement of February 25, 2020, delivered by the Federal High Court Abuja displayed bias against Olisa Metuh because the trial Judge, Justice Okon Abang had made disparaging remarks against the defendant while delivering the judgement.

The appellate court therefore voided Metuh’s conviction and remitted the case file back to the high court for retrial by another judge.

Metuh was jailed for receiving N400million from the former National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, in the run-up to the 2015 general election.

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