EFCC arrests Olisa Metuh

EFCC arrests Olisa Metuh

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh.

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Metuh, according to sources, was picked up on Tuesday in his Abuja home at Prince and Princess Estate.

Over N1.4 billion was said to have been traced to his account from alleged looted funds.

As at press time, he was still with the EFCC.

Four operatives of the EFCC effected Metuh’s arrest.
They came in a white Hiace bus.

A statement by Metuh’s Special Assistant, Richard Ihediwa, reads: “Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrived the Abuja home of the spokesman of the opposition,Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh this morning, inviting him to follow them
to the commission’s headquarters.

“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.

“As at the time of issuing this statement, Chief Metuh is 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 severally, 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 the last Wednesday’s Presidential Media chat.

“The Office of the National Publicity Secretary will keep the public updated on any development on the issue.”

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