We laundered money for Metuh – Witnesses

By Chizoba Ogbeche
A Public Relations consultant, Yomi Badejo-Okunsanya, and a Bureau De Change operator, Kabiru Ibrahim, yesterday admitted to having laundered money for the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oliseh Mutuh, who is standing trial alongside his company, Destra Investment Limited, for allegedly receiving N400 million from the former NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).

A press statement by the EFCC Head Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, yesterday in Abuja, said the witnesses testified at the resumed hearing before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court setting in Abuja.
He said counsel to the commission, Sylvanus Tahir, presented Badejo-Okusanya and Kabiru Ibrahim, who testified as 5th and 6th prosecution witness respectively.
According to him, Badejo-Okusanya, while being led in evidence, told the court that he was paid a total sum of N77 million by the 2nd defendant, Destra Investment Limited, to carry out media campaigns for the PDP.

He said documents in support of his claim including documents containing evidence of payments for different placements of advertorials of PDP in various media were tendered and admitted as exhibits.
The spokesperson said, while testifying, Ibrahim (PW6)  told the court that he was given the sum of $1 million to change and pay into the account of Destra Investment Limited, a sum which Naira equivalent amounted to N103 million.

Uwujaren recalled that a staff of Diamond Bank Plc and accounting officer to the PDP spokesman, Eno Mfon Effiong, who testified as the 4th prosecution witness at the last sitting on January 27, confirmed to the court a credit transaction from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) into Destra Investment Limited account.
Justice Abang adjourned till February 4, 2016, for continuation of trial.

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