Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) according to information reaching us has filed a seven-count charge against the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh.
The charges, which bother on breach of trust, criminal diversion of public fund and money laundering, were filed against the PDP helmsman at the Federal High Court Abuja.
Sources revealed that say are strong indications that Metuh and his family company, Destra Investment Limited, may be arraigned in court today (Friday) after days of detention by the EFCC.
The charge indicated that Metuh in November 2014 obtained a sum of N400 million through Destra Investment from the office of the then National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, on behalf of the PDP for campaign activities.
He was alleged to have converted part of the money of about $1 million and diverted it for his personal use, while another sum of N21.7 million was transferred to another chieftain of PDP, Tony Anenih.
The charge reads in part: “That you, Olisa Metuh and Destra Investment Limited on or about the 24th November, 2014 in Abuja, took possession of the sum of N400 million paid into the account of Destra Investment Limited with Diamond Bank plc, Account No: 0040437573, from the account of the office of the National Security Adviser with the Central Bank of Nigeria without contract award, when you reasonably ought to have known that the said fund formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful activity of Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), the then National Security Adviser (To With criminal breach of trust and corruption), and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2), (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011as amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.”
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