The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has a case to answer in the money laundering charges.
Metuh was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for laundering N400m and $2m respectively.
A five-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Dattijo Mohammed while ruling on appeals filed by Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited, unanimously affirmed the May 25, 2016 judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
The Court of Appeal had dismissed the appeals for being incompetent and upheld the March 9, 2016 ruling of the Federal High Court in Abuja which dismissed the defendants’ no-case submission.
Justice Ejembi Eko, who read the lead judgment on behalf of Justice Mohammed, held that as much as the Court of Appeal lacks the jurisdiction to hear the appeals, the Supreme Court too could not entertain the appeal arising from the incompetent appeals before the lower court.