The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has remanded the embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Olisa Metuh in prison custody.
Metuh was remanded in Kuje Prison, Abuja, after he pleaded not guilty to the seven-count criminal charge that was preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Justice Okon Abang ordered that he should remain in prison custody till Tuesday when his formal bail application will be heard.
Meantime, the court has fixed January 25 to commence full-blown hearing on the charge against Metuh.
Metuh is facing trial alongside his firm,
Destra Investment Limited, over alleged N400m fraud.
The charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/05/2016, was signed by the Assistant Director, Legal & Prosecution Department of the EFCC, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir.
The charge against Metuh borders on alleged money laundering, breach of trust and criminal diversion of public funds.