Dasukigate: Alleged Petition Against Jonathan A Hoax – Metuh

Olisa Metuh_PDPThe erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has denied reports of a petition against former President Goodluck Jonathan, over the ongoing arms probe.
There were reports over the weekend that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which is probing the alleged mismanagement of $2.1 billion by the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, had received a petition demanding a probe of the former president for his role.
The petition reportedly emanated from a former member of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Ikenna Ejezie, through his counsel, Barrister Osuagwu Ugochukwu.
Mr. Jonathan’s name has featured prominently in ongoing investigation of the $2.1 billion meant to purchase arms and ammunition for the Nigerian Armed Forces but which was diverted by the ex-NSA to fund the former president’s failed re-election campaign.
Reacting to the petition, which was said to be the first to be written to the anti-graft agency against the immediate past Nigerian leader, Metuh’s counsel, Ben Nwosu, in a statement over the weekend, described the said petition as a “hoax” because the alleged petitioner is fictitious as there is no record of the name – Ikenna Ejezie – existing, as a former member of the Enugu Assembly.
Mr. Nwosu further said the report of the petition was calculated to sway the public and the judiciary against Mr. Metuh.
“It is clear that their assertion is neither based on the statement our client made at the EFCC nor on the evidence placed before the court, which has clearly established our client’s case that the N400 million approved by the former president was not for personal and private use”, he said.