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Olisa Metuh Remanded In Custody As He Struggles To Meet Bail Conditions

Olisa Metuh, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, was on Tuesday driven off in a prison pick-up van from the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja, shortly after he was granted bail in the sum of N400m by the court on Tuesday.
He is to be remanded in prison custody pending when he meets his bail conditions.

Justice Okon Abang, in a ruling shortly after Metuh’s bail application was argued on Tuesday, granted the PDP spokesperson bail in the sum of N400m with two sureties in the sum of N200m each. The judge also ordered that the two sureties which must own property in Maitama, Abuja must produce the certificates of occupancy of the property which must be verified by the Chief Registrar of the court and confirmed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Justice Abang also ordered that Metuh must deposit his traveling documents with the court pending the period of his trial. The EFCC, the judge added must verify the residences of the sureties who must be Abuja residents.

 

 

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