The Federal High Court in Abuja has sentenced former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, to 39 years in prison for money laundering.
The Judge found the former spokesman of PDP and his company, Destra Investment Ltd, guilty of committing money laundering offence in the sum of N400, 000, 000 (Four Hundred Million Naira).
The judge said the prosecution proved the case of money laundering against Metuh for taking N400million from the office of the National Security Adviser through his Diamond Bank account without any contractual award.
Mr Metuh is being prosecuted by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, alongside his company, Destra Investment, on an amended seven-count charge of diversion of the money received when Sambo Dasuki was the National Security Adviser.
On February 18, Mr Metuh pleaded not guilty to the amended seven-count charge preferred against him by the EFCC.
Justice Abang explained that the actions of Colonel Dasuki led to the criminal breach of trust and official corruption involving Metuh.
The judge held that all the years were to run concurrently, meaning Metuh would spend seven years in prison.
Additional report from thepodiummedia.com