Judgement in the Appeal filed by the former PDP National publicity secretary’s Chief Olisa Metuh has been reserved by the court of appeal.
Justice Abdul Aboki who presided over a three man panel of the Appeal court also reserved judgment after taking argument from counsels involved in the case.
Metuh had approached the court of appeal asking it to set aside the ruling of the Federal High Court Abuja which had last month held that Metuh has a case to answer in the 400 million naira charge brought against him by federal government.
Justice Abang In the ruling has ordered Metuh to open defence in the criminal matter but Metuh in the Appeal filled by his counsel, Onyewu chi Ikpeazu urged the appellate court to hold that the EFCC that prosecuted Metuh failed to establish a nexus linking him to the said office.
He said that that from the totality of the evidence a duces by the prosecution to the point of closing his case, Methu was not linked with the alleged fraud and therefore asked the court of appeal to set him free.
But the EFCC through his counsel Silvanus Tahir objected and pray the court to dismissed it for lacking in merit.
EFCC counsel claimed that what Metuh brought to court was on interlocutor decision and since Methu failed to obtain the leave of the court before filling the Appeal had made the Appeal incompetent and un arguable.
Same argument went for Nnamdi Kanu acclaimed leader of the Independent people of biafra.
Justice Aboki said that parties in the matter will be communicated when judgment is ready.