The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory FCT in Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed the no-case submission filed by a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Olisa Metuh, to stop his criminal trial for alleged destruction of evidence.
Justice Ishaq Bello, who is the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, refused to stop the trial as requested by Metuh and ordered him to open his defense.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC had in the case accused the ex-PDP spokesperson of destroying his statement which he made under caution to its operatives and investigators on January 5, 2016.
Metuh was subsequently charged with separate offences of money laundering involving the N400m transaction before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
However, Justice Bello dismissed his application for lacking in merit.