Friday told a Federal High Court in Abuja that he would not be able to
remember if the sum of N400m paid to a former National Publicity
Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, in 2014, was for
the provision of security services.
court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission who had alleged in
some of the seven counts preferred that the ex-PDP spokesperson
fraudulently received the sum of N400m from ONSA without any
justification and spent same on the party and personal affairs.
while fielding questions under cross-examination by the counsel
prosecuting Metuh on behalf of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir had said he couldn’t confirm payment of
the N400m to Metuh or the purpose it was meant for as he had no access
to NSA records.
had relations with Destra Investments Limited, the company, through
which Metuh allegedly received the N400m from ONSA in 2014.
mandate earlier tendered as exhibit in the case and on which his name
and signature appeared, authorising the payment of N400m, Dasuki said, “My name has been typed out there.”
company, Destra Investments Limited, the second defendant render to
entitle the company, the payment of N400m.”
“I have seen in the document that was produced, exhibit D1, that there
is an entry that purports that payment from ONSA in the sum of N400m
into the account of Destra Investment Limited.”
next witness, billed to be former President Goodluck Jonathan.