Breaking: EFCC Arrests PDP’s Spokesman, Olisa MetuhFeatured, Latest News, News Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
BALTIMORE, MA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday stormed the home of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh in Abuja and arrested him in connection with some shady deals.
Richard Ihediwa, Special Assistant to the PDP National Publicity Secretary confirmed the arrest in a statement on Tuesday, saying that the EFCC arrived the Abuja home of 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,” he said in a statement.
He said while details of why Chief Metuh was invited is yet to be made public 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,” he stated.
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