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I Returned Olisa Metuh’s N25m To EFCC – Sambo’s Aide

A former Political Adviser to Namadi Sambo, Nigeria's ex-Vice-President, Abba Dabo, on Thursday told a Federal High Court in Abuja that he returned to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission the sum of N25m paid to him by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh.

Dabo, who was testifying as the seventh prosecution witness against Metuh, confessed that he returned the money on his own volition in January 2016 due to media publications indicating that it was sourced from funds meant for procurement of arms.

He said the N25m was paid to him through 
Metuh’s firm, Destra Investment Limited’s account, on December 16, 2014, five days after Goodluck Jonathan and Sambo emerged as the PDP’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates in Abuja.

The witness, who is a former Chief Press Secretary to ex-President Shehu Shagari, said he decided to return the money to the EFCC because he could not reach Metuh, who was then in the custody of the anti-graft agency.

He said, “Unfortunately, there were reports in the media on this transaction with Chief Metuh linking it to controversial circumstances. I mean it was identified that Chief Metuh paid the N25m into my account through his company and that the source of the money was from the arms deal that was being discussed generally in the country.

“As a result of that publication, we thought we needed to explain, and because it was paid to my personal account , in my name, I decided to make a refund, and I paid it to the EFCC, because I couldn’t reach Mr. Metuh that particular time.

“The newspapers were awash with the story that linked the money given to me to the arms money that was said to have been diverted to other uses by the Office of the National Security Adviser. On my own volition, I decided that the best way out of the rigmarole was to pay back the amount. I paid it back to EFCC.”
Justice Abang adjourned till Monday for further trial.

Olisa Metuh was at the court when all the revelations were made. More witnesses still waiting to speak.

32 comments:

  1. All the money must be returned... an as for other witnesses we are waiting to hear from u all


    Olu famous second wife

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  2. good for u.sambo is a gentle man I think he took a better decision.nenyekutes@gmail.com

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  3. You did the right thing by returning the money

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  4. good for u.sambo is a gentle man I think he took a better decision.nenyekutes@gmail.com

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  5. Everybody trying to play safe loool the fear of Buhari

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  6. I still have question over all this confessions, all this witnesses that is coming against man, was the money send for him for what ? bc I still believe we never no d real truth of all this dasukigate the truth are yet to be out

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  7. Hmmm, more trouble to Olisa Metuh

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  8. Sharp guy! Just the way it should be.

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  9. God please fetch all of them out

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  10. So you people will just collect huge sum of money without asking where it came from, una no know say awoof dey turn belle?

    dec.16th@yahoo.com

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  11. They gave u 25million and u used it for publicity and ofered your service but when u read from the papers that what metu gave u was a stolen money meant for arms purchase. U decided to return it.. imagine story ..so what

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  12. Save your head, declare your loot.

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  13. Metuh is in trouble o... How many years will you spend in jail

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  14. Can Metuh please comment on that?

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  15. dis olisa metuh sef na thief right from birth

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  16. Metuh Metuh! Let them keep testifying... More money coming out

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  17. How much remain, abi na all bi DAT?

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  18. Olisa Metuh on his way back to Kuje prison. Metuh is using rule of law to work his way back to prison

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  19. Oliseh Metuh face the music along with whoever you gave money to keep for U

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  20. that would be very decent of them if they can return what the stole before...fellow Nigerians should take heed

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  21. They don get ds man seriously, but dey will reach an understanding

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  22. We need to ask VP when he received this money what purpose Olisa said it was for returning the money is ok but we want to know the purpose. I strongly believe this is not the only money been shared by VP. We need to get to the bottom of the whole thing.

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  23. We need to ask VP when he received this money what purpose Olisa said it was for returning the money is ok but we want to know the purpose. I strongly believe this is not the only money been shared by VP. We need to get to the bottom of the whole thing.

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  24. Good for you. others should take note. No time!

    olutoscene1@gmail.com

    #Olu,can you see?

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  25. Good for him that he returned the money... Wise move

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  26. Good.

    Gradually all our money will be returned. Then we will go after their ill gotten properties, as i hear these guys are busy selling their mansions at give away prices in Abuja left and right.

    President Buhari, the battle against corruption cannot be complete in Nigeria, if Goodluck Jonathan does not end up in jail. I trust you Mr. President, as a man of honor, and that is why Jonathan must not go unpunished.

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  27. To think Mr metuh was confident enough to confront EFCC to charge him to court if they have any evidences against him.Now,witnesses against him no gree finish o.lol.His hearing is even faster than the money sharer sef

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  28. Gud 4 u, its best u did..inumidun

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