The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh over an alleged N1.4 billion fraud.
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. However, Ihediwa noted that Metuh was invited but not arrested by the four operatives who stormed his Abuja in a White Toyota Hiace bus.
“Chief Metuh is still being kept at the commission’s headquarters and his lawyers were making frantic efforts to reach him,” the statement read.
“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,” the PDP stated.
News of alleged arrest had hit the news, yesterday, but Metuh’s Media Assistant, Richard Ihediwa, had debunked the reports of arrest or investigation by the anti-graft agency.