Court of Appeal invalidates Metuh’s prosecution, orders new trial


After being found guilty of money laundering charges, the conviction and seven years of imprisonment handed over to former Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson Olisa Metuh were set aside by the Court of Appeal.

A three-man panel headed by Justice Stephen Adah, on the grounds of being tainted with prejudice, set aside the Federal High Court proceedings leading to the conviction of Metuh and his company, Destra Investment Limited.

Justice Adah, who ordered a new trial, delivered the lead judgment and held that the statements of the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, in the course of the trial proved that he was biased against the convicts.

The case file is now to be sent back to the Federal High Court’s Chief Judge for reassignment to a judge other than Justice Abang.

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