The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, today, January 19, 2016, arrived the premises of the Abuja Federal High Court in handcuffs.
Metuh was taken to the court from Kuje prisons where he had been remanded since January 15.
The PDP spokesman is facing charges of money laundering and has been accused of accepting N400 million from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki who is also being tried for corruption.
Dasuki is at the center of the massive money laundering investigation and is alleged to have supervised the looting of $2 billion in funds which were meant for the procurement of arms for Nigeria’s military.
He was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on December 1, 2015 and handed over to the EFCC the day after.
The former NSA is reported to have implicated several prominent persons in the deal including former governors, ex-ministers and members of the PDP.
Dasuki’s lawyer however denied the report that his client had become an informant while the former NSA said that ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan was aware of the transactions he had made.
Jonathan has however denied authorizing the release of the stated funds despite the former NSA’s claim that he got the necessary presidential approval for the transactions.