A former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to the release of former PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, from Kuje custodial centre, Abuja.
Naija News reports that Metuh left Kuje after perfecting N250 million bail conditions set by the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Metuh was released on Thursday evening 10 months after he was sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of N400 million money laundering on February 25, by Justice Okon Abang.
Reacting to Metuh’s release in a post on Twitter, Fayose welcomed back the former PDP National Publicity Secretary.
Fayose wrote: “Welcome back home Olisa Metuh, tough time don’t last.
“And to Justice Okon Abang, you will one day reap the rewards of the hardship and suffering your miscarriage of justice has made many Nigerians to go through.”
This Newspaper recalls that a Court of Appeal had dismissed the conviction of Metuh and his company, Destra Investment Limited by the Federal High Court.
The Appeal Court held that the proceedings of the Federal High Court leading to the conviction of Metuh were tainted with bias, and therefore must not be allowed to stand.
Justice Adah, who delivered the lead judgment, held that the utterances of Justice Abang, in the course of the trial, established that he was biased against the convicts.
He, therefore, ordered that trial be conducted afresh.
He also directed that the case file be sent back to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court for reassignment to another judge other than Justice Abang.
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