EFCC Arrests PDP Spokesperson, Olisa Metuh
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh is in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), SIGNAL can report.
Officials of the EFCC arrived the Abuja home of the spokesman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday morning, and whisked him away to the commission’s headquarters.
A statement from the PDP office signed by Richard Ihediwa, Special Assistant to Mr. Metuh confirmed the development. According to the statement, the EFCC 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 filing this report, “Chief Metuh is still being kept at the commission’s headquarters and his lawyers were making frantic efforts to reach him”, a statement by the PDP disclosed.
According to the PDP, “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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