Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the supreme court to send former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh back to prison.
Recall that the court of appeal voided Metuh’s conviction on December 16 on the grounds that the trial judge exhibited bias in the case.
The court of appeal then ordered Metuh’s retrial before a different judge.
However, in a new development, EFCC has filed an appeal hinged on six grounds before the supreme court seeking to upturn the lower court’s verdict.
In the appeal, Sylvanus Tahir, EFCC counsel, argued that the judgment of the court of appeal “occasioned a gross miscarriage of justice.”
Tahir submitted that the appellate court failed to go into the merits of the case as determined by the trial court before making its decision.
The anti-graft commission also contended that the appeal court “erred in law and occasioned a miscarriage of justice by adjudging comments, remarks, views, and opinion expressed by the learned trial judge in his judgment as amounting to bias.”