Supreme Court Insists Metuh Has Case To Answer
Olisa Metuh’s troubles aren’t going away anytime soon.
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which dismissed the appeal on no-case submission that he filed.
The embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is standing trial for allegedly receiving 400 million naira from the office of the former National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki.
Delivering the judgment on the consolidated appeal filed by Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited, Justice Ejembi Eko, held that the appeal was incompetent.
The judge held that the appellants failed to obtain leave of the court as specified by Section 233 (2) of the 1999 Constitution before filing the notice of appeals.
“The appellants have failed to adhere to this portion of the constitution.
“Therefore, we have no reason not to affirm the May 25, 2016, judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja. This consolidated appeal is hereby dismissed for being incompetent,” he said.
The Court of Appeal had earlier dismissed the appeal for being incompetent, thereby upholding the March 9, 2016 ruling of the trial court dismissing the appellants’ no-case submission.
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