Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court faults SAN for filing ‘frivolous appeal’ (Punch)

Olisa Metuh: Supreme Court faults SAN for filing ‘frivolous appeal’ (Punch)

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal bordering on the validity of two of the money laundering charges instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, and his company, Destra Investments Limited.

In a unanimous judgment of its five-man panel, the Supreme Court on Friday described the appeal filed on behalf of Destra Investments Limited as “storm in the teacup.” Justice Kumai Akaahs, who read the lead judgment of the apex court, berated the company’s lawyer, Mr. Tochukwu Onwugbufor, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, for pursuing such an appeal to the level of the apex court despite the clear provisions of the law supporting the decision of the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on the issue. Read more

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