The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, before the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama in Abuja, on charges bordering on destruction of evidence. The EFCC is claiming that Metuh tried to destroy his written statement by swallowing it.
The PDP spokesman pleaded not guilty to the two counts preferred against him.
The offences were said to be contrary to sections 166 and 326 of the Penal Code Act.
Metuh who was arraigned before the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, has been on remand in prison, pending when he would fulfill the bail conditions imposed on him by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The PDP spokesman is being prosecuted before the Federal High Court in Abuja with respect to charges of money laundering involving N400m, part of funds meant for procurement of arms which he allegedly collected from the office of the National Security Adviser in November 2014.
The PDP spokesperson allegedly tore his written statement and attempted to chew it while he was being investigated for the money laundering case.
Justice Ishaq Bello ordered that Metuh be further remanded in prison and adjourned hearing of his bail application till Monday.