Olisa Metuh released from Kuje prison on Christmas eve

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Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, was on Thursday released from Kuje Custodial Centre.

His release follows a ruling by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja which nullified the seven-year jail sentence handed down to him.

The Court of Appeal had in its ruling, held that Okon Abang, the trial judge of a federal high court in Abuja, exhibited bias in Metuh’s case.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Metuh on seven counts of money laundering for allegedly receiving N400 million from the office of the national security adviser under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.

On February 25, 2020, the trial court pronounced him guilty on all counts of money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison.

Pictures of Metuh coming out of the Kuje prison after 302 days have been shared online by Osita Chidoka, a former Minister of Aviation.

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