The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced that it will challenege the acquittal of Olisa Metuh at the Supreme Court.
The Commission made this decision known in a statement posted on its verified Facebook page on Friday.
Recall that some days ago, the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal quashed the conviction of Metuh, a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ordered fresh trial.
The anti-graft agency explained that it would ask the apex court to set aside the judgement of the Court of Appeal on the grounds that the appellate court erred by restricting itself to only two grounds – 12 and 14 – of the appeal that dwelled on the alleged bias of the trial judge but failed to examine the merit of the judgement of Justice Abang.
The anti-graft agency also stated that it believes that the alleged remarks by the trial judge were not sufficient to nullify the judgment which was based on material evidence and submissions of witnesses called by the prosecution.
The Commission also claimed that as an intermediate court, the Court of Appeal erred in ordering a retrial without considering the merit of the judgment of the lower court.