Re-arraignment of Olisa Metuh, a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, over alleged N400 million fraud has been fixed for October 14, 2021.
Metuh’s retrial was earlier fixed to commenced on Tuesday, September 28. He and the parties involved were in the court as scheduled but the new trial judge, Justice Obiora Egwuatu was absent.
Following the development, the Federal High Court fixed the date for his re-arraignment October 14.
Recall that on December 16, 2020, Abuja Division of the Appeal Court nullified a ruling of a Federal High Court that convicted and sentenced Metuh to seven years imprisonment for the alleged N400 million money laundering fraud.
The Appeal Court had held that the judgement of the trial judge, Okon Abang, was tainted with bias. It, therefore, sent Metuh’s case file back to the Federal High Court for retrial by another judge.
Metuh is said to have received the N400 million for which he is being tried by the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), ahead of the 2015 presidential election, without contract approval or execution.