A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out a seven-count money laundering charge filed against former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh.
The charges were filed against Metuh by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and his firm, Destra Investment Ltd.
Delivering judgment, Justice Emeka Nwite struck out the charges during siting on Monday September 26, after listening to arguments from the prosecution and the defendants’ lawyers.
Jusrice Nwite said judge there was of no use keeping the charge in his court when both the prosecution and defendants have appeals pending at the Supreme Court.
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Nwite described the retention of the charge, marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/05/2022 as “an abuse of court process,” adding that there the case can only return to his court after the Supreme Court had decided on the appeals by parties in the charge.