September 27, 2022
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has debunked a report that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja struck out a money laundering suit filed against a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh.
Recall that on Monday, September 26, 2022, there were reports that the trial judge Justice Emeka Nwite, struck out the suit filed by the EFCC, describing it as “an abuse of court process,” since the same matter is currently pending before the Supreme Court.
Reports also had it that the counsel for the EFCC, Olanrewaju Adeola, had also prayed that rather than striking out the suit, the court (FHC) should adjourn the matter indefinitely pending the hearing and determination of the appeal before the apex court,
However, the Head of Media and Publicity in EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, debunked this, this Tuesday, saying report is “a gross misrepresentation of the status of the case, as Metuh’s case is before the Supreme Court and not the Federal High Court.
He says there is no pending case before the Federal High Court to warrant striking out of the same.