According to reports, the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, is in trouble with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The commission said last night it had discovered that Umahi collected the sum of N400 million allocated to the PDP in the state to compromise last year’s Presidential poll but he diverted the cash to two of his companies and used it to build two hotels in Port Harcourt and Abakiiki.
The commission has already arrested and questioned many suspects, including bank […]
The seventh prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has explained how the N400 million transferred to the latter was allegedly expended.
Mr. Richard Ihediwa told the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, that out of the amount said to have been given to Metuh, N21 million was spent to acquire media intervention centre, where journalistic and advocacy works were carried out.
According to him, the money was paid through […]
A defense witness in the trial of the former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Olisa Metuh, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja how Mr Metuh spent part of the money he was accused of receiving from the office of former NSA, Sambo Dasuki.
The witness, one Mr Richard Ihediwa, who is a media aide to Metuh, told Justice Okon Abang that Mr Metuh was paid 400 million Naira through the Office of the National Security Adviser, […]
A witness, Mr. Richard Ihediwa, in the ongoing trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisah Metuh, said on Thursday that the N400m Metuh got was disbursed as directed by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Ihediwa, led in evidence by the counsel to Metuh, Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN), told the Abuja High Court that Jonathan gave the directive on how the amount was to be spent.
He said that N21m was paid to former PDP Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih, for […]
Embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who is facing trial over alleged N400million fraud, on Monday, prayed the Federal High Court in Abuja to allow the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to stand surety for him.
Metuh is answering to a seven-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and his firm, Destra Investment Limited.
The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendants had prior to the 2015 presidential election, received N400m […]
The Executive Secretary, Delta State Scholarship and Bursary Board, Comrade Elijah Eloge, has disclosed how his team on assumption of office uncovered N400 million bursary illegally paid to students from other states who entered the list of authentic and qualified Deltans, through fictitious documents.
Eloge disclosed this when he received members of Indigenous Newspapers and Magazines Channel (INMC), Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, who were led on a courtesy visit by Comrade Spence Friday Idighri.
“On assumption of office […]
A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, has said that he will refund the N400 million he was paid by the regime of former President Goodluck Jonathan for image laundering to show support for the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war.
Metuh, who is currently being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly collecting the sum from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), said he was in […]