Olisa Metuh, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)‘s former national publicity secretary has explained that the N400 million traced to him were proceeds of money laundering from former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Metuh who testified before a federal high court sitting in Abuja, yesterday denied that he received the money from Sambo Dasuki, a former national security adviser.
Metuh’s trial began after he was accused of an alleged diversion of the N400 million received alongside his company, Destra Investment Ltd, in the buildup to the 2015 general election.
Dailytrust reports that Metuh claimed that he met Jonathan wh promised to make the money available to him.
At the resumed hearing, Metuh was quoted as saying the former president made the money available to him “to carry out the national assignment.”
“Up till May 29, 2015, no individual or group had ever questioned Dasuki’s integrity not to talk of been charged or arrested for any unlawful act,” Metuh reportedly said.
Okon Abang, the presiding judge, subsequently adjourned the case till June 24 for further hearing.
In 2017, Dasuki told the court he cannot recall having any dealings with the former PDP spokesman regarding the money.