Olisa Metuh PDP spokesman risks 5 year jail term, EFCC amends charges

The penalty of this new charge maximum of a five-year jail term or N20,000 fine or both imprisonment and fine.

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Olisa Metuh- Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has added another offence to the list of charges it filed against Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesperson- Olisa Metuh.

In the latest charge, Metuh is accused of obstructing officials of the EFCC.

Reports say the latest charge brought against the PDP spokesman, is contrary to Section 38(2) of the EFCC (Establishment) Act 2004.

The penalty of this new charge maximum of a five-year jail term or N20,000 fine or both imprisonment and fine.

According to Punch, the anti-graft agency filed two charges of mischief and destruction of evidence earlier, at the High Court in Abuja.

Following the amendment of the charges, Metuh will be expected to take a fresh plea before Justice Ishaq Bello today, Friday, February 26, 2016.

The Federal High Court in Abuja has also dismissed a case filed by Metuh against the Federal Government.

He dragged the government to court over his arrest by the EFCC.

Punch also reports that Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has reserved Thursday. March 9, 2016 to determine if the PDP spokesman has a case to answer, following the allegations of fraud levelled against him by the EFCC.

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