EFCC Arrests PDP Spokes Person Olisah Metuh Over Corruption
The spokesperson of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh has been arrested by the EFCC.
He was arrested on Tuesday morning by men of the anti graft agency regarding some fund said to have been traced to his firm.
It is said that anti-corruption agency is probing how Mr. Metuh gotN1.4billion from the $2.1 billion arms funds diverted to several politicians by former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
Mr. Metuh’s aide, Richard Ihediwa has however released a statement.
In the statement, Ihediwa said upon enquiry on the reasons for the invitation, the officials stated that he has some issues to clear with the commission.
“They also said he was not being arrested but friendly invited. The operatives, four in number, came in a White unmarked Toyota Hiace bus,” Mr. Ihediwa said.
He also said as at the time of issuing the statement, Mr. Metuh was still being kept at the commission’s headquarters and his lawyers were making frantic efforts to reach him.
“While details of why Chief Metuh was invited is yet to be made pubic by the commission, it could be recalled that several times, Chief Metuh, as the mouthpiece of the opposition party, had alerted in various press conferences and statements that he has been under threat and that the ruling party and the government have been very uncomfortable with his stance.
“The latest being the outburst and threats by the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Oyegun in reaction to Chief Metuh’s criticisms of President Buhari’s widely criticized response on government’s disobedience of court orders, during last Wednesday’s Presidential Media chat.
“The Office of the National Publicity Secretary will keep the public updated on any development on the issue,” the statement said.