The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday fixed Tuesday for continuation of the trial of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh.
Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited, before Justice Okon Abang at the Federal High Court in Abuja on seven counts of fraud and money laundering charges.
The alleged offences involved the sums of $2m and N400m which the defendants allegedly received unjustifiably from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014 allegedly to fund the PDP’s 2015 presidential campaign.
Metuh had filed an application for stay of proceedings in obedience to the June 9, 2017, ruling of the Supreme Court.
Justice Okon Abang also dismissed another application seeking the release of the Metuh’s passport.
The trial had been suspended for six months due to interlocutory applications by the defence.
Justice Abang ruled, “The coast is now clear for the resumption of the trial that was suspended to abide the outcome of the application dated March 17, 2017. The application has been dismissed.
“In the light of this, the matter is adjourned until 1 pm on June 20, 2017, for further hearing of the first defendant’s case.”