The internet went agog a little while back when the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, tore the statement he made under caution while in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on January 5th. Despite the viral nature of this news, Metuh himself through some PDP members who visited him while in prison refuted the claims that he tore his statement. Taking a look back at how everything played out on the issue INFORMATION NIGERIA has put together in this report, 5 things that you must know….
– The court documents obtained by PUNCH on Sunday indicate that the pieces of the torn statement have been kept with the commission’s exhibit keeper.
– The “incidence record book” which gives details of the occurrence, which were part of the documents filed along with the charges of destruction of evidence preferred against Metuh by the EFCC before a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja revealed that Metuh had stated in the part of the torn statement that the account in which the N400m was paid was requested for by former President Goodluck Jonathan, for payments to be made to settle some debts owed by the PDP.
– Mr. Olisa Metuh, who was given his statement to endorse after volunteering the statement decided to tear into pieces the third page of his four-page statement.
– EFCC detective, Junaid Sa’id, who recorded in the incident duty log said the page three of Metuh’s statement which he also tore read that former President Jonathan had asked him to make available, account details owed by his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, and the debts owed him personally and some media houses.
– He further stated that he gave the account details of Destra Investments Ltd. to the President and thereafter he received the payment of N400m into his company’s accounts which he used for specific assignments given to him by the President of which he was not willing to disclose for what purpose.
Metuh allegedly tore his statement on January 5, 2016 while being investigated for an alleged fraudulent receipt of N400m from the Office of the National Security Adviser and money laundering allegation involving a separate sum of $2m.