Court relaxes bail conditions for Olisa Metuh


A federal high court has changed bail conditions for PDP spokesman Olisa Metuh.

Justice Okon Abang has ruled that the two sureties for Metuh must have properties worth N200 million in any other district of the FCT.

The court has also ordered EFCC, which is prosecuting Metuh, to take part in verification to ensure compliance with bail conditions.

Metuh's counsel Emeka Etiaba has consistently argued that the earlier bail conditions granted Metuh were too stringent after the court ruled a surety must have landed property in Maitama.

Metuh’s counsel wanted the court to change the site of landed property for surety to any part with the FCT jurisdiction.

The judge had January 19 ordered Metuh to produce the sum of N200 million bail bonds and two sureties in like sum.

The judge ordered that the sureties must have landed properties each in the highbrow Maitama District of Abuja.

Also, the sureties must depose to an affidavit of means before the court registrar.

Meanwhile, trial of Metuh continues with more witnesses being presented by the EFCC.


Daily trust
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