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Metuh: Jonathan gave me N400m, not Dasuki
OLISA Metuh, Former National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says he received the sum of N400m project fund from former President Goodluck Jonathan and not Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser, as alleged by the EFCC.
He told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the money which led to his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on money laundering charges were paid to him by former president Jonathan for the execution of some national assignment for the federal government.
Metuh claimed the money was made available to him after he met with the president to discuss national issues of state, hence he did not consider the money for the act of any unlawful purpose because it came from the then president.
He specifically dismissed allegations that the money was sent to him through Dasuki. “I did not receive any money from Colonel Sambo Dasuki.
“As I am talking on oath before this court now, I can say categorically that Dasuki has not been interrogated, charged or convicted for any act relating to me and my company,” Metuh added.
“The N400m was paid into my account by the then president and I did not conceal or disguise the money and it was not transferred out of jurisdiction,” he said.
He urged the court to take a look at the list of disbursement carried out in cash and in the cheque.
The case was adjourned till 24, 25 and 26 of June by Okon Abang, the presiding judge.