Chuks Okocha in Abuja
Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has left the Kuje Correctional Centre following a court judgment that upturned his conviction.
According to one his close aides, who spoke with THISDAY after he left the correctional facility at Kuje, where he had been held since February 25, 2020, Metuh left the prison about 16.46 p.m. yesterday joyfully.
According to the aide, “Yes, Oga (his principal) has just left (the prison) about two minutes ago.”
He was escorted by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) controller of Correctional Centre and the head of Kuje Correctional Centre.
Metuh had been sentenced to prison by Justice Okon Abang to seven years imprisonment on the allegation of money laundering on February 25, 2020.
However, the Court of Appeal penultimate Wednesday overturned the conviction on the basis of bias established against Justice Abang.
The court thus sent the case for retrial with a specific instruction that it should not be assigned to Justice Abang.