The spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has been released from prison after meeting his bail conditions. Mr. Metuh, who is standing trial for alleged money laundering, was granted bail on January 19, but remained in detention after failing to meet the terms.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had ordered him to pay N400 million as bond, in addition to providing two sureties who own properties in the Maitama district of Abuja. Each surety was also asked to deposit N200 million.
On Tuesday, the judge agreed that the sureties could own properties in other areas of Abuja. Mr. Metuh had asked the court to vary the terms of his bail.
The PDP spokesperson is accused of receiving N400 million from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
The money was part of about $2.1 billion voted for arms purchase, but allegedly diverted by Mr. Dasuki.