Metuh had been under the detention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over his alleged receipt of money from funds meant for the procurement of arms which was allegedly diverted by the ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki.
During the court sitting, Metuh presented two pleas, one of which bordered on whether the Magistrate Court that sanctioned his continued detention has jurisdiction on such matters. The other prayer is on whether the EFCC was right to have continued to keep him in detantion.
But the trial judge, however, refused to rule on whether the Magistrates’ Court has jurisdiction or not. The judge however handed the EFCC a five-day ultimatum to respond to the other plea.
The prosecuting counsel had earlier disclosed that they have filed fresh charges against Metuh.
While it is still unclear what those charges are, it is likely that the EFCC will arraign Metuh this afternoon.