JUST IN: PDP’s former National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh sentenced to 7 years in prison

Former secretary of the National Publicity of the Democratic People’s Party, Olisa Metuh, who was found guilty of money laundering earlier today, has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Olisa Metuh

Metuh was found guilty of all seven charges against him, including the illegal reception of N400m from the former national security adviser, Dasuki Sambo in November 2014.

The former PDP spokesperson was sentenced to seven years in prison for counts 1, 2, 4 and 7, five years in prison for Count 3 and three years for Count 5 and 6.

Judge Okon Abang, who believed that all years would run simultaneously (meaning that Metuh would spend seven years in prison), also ordered the convicted person to pay a fine of N375m to the federal government. Metuh’s company, Destra Investments, had to pay N25m to the federal government.

The federal court of the Supreme Court also ordered the liquidation of Destra Investments, the closure of its accounts with Diamond Bank and Asset Resource Management and the forfeiture of the money in the accounts to the federal government.

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