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Failure To Refund, Sign Undertaking Are Reasons For Metuh’s Detention – EFCC


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) disclosed Tuesday that the arrested National Publicity of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, is still in its custody till present, due to his refusal to refund or sign an undertaking to refund the N1.2bn linked to him in the arms purchase scam.

EFCC image maker, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement issued in Abuja, confirmed that Metuh would be released as soon as he satisfied the bail conditions. He indicated that Metuh’s case was similar to a former Kaduna State Military Administrator and a Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Brig. Gen. Mr. Jafaru Isa (rtd).

Mr. Uwujaren also debunked the PDP National Legal Adviser, Mr. Victor Kwon’s statement which challenged that Metuh’s detention was illegal.

EFCC recalled: “The statement has alleged compromise and witch-hunt in the release of a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Brig.-Gen. Jafaru Isa (rtd), by the EFCC”.

“While the EFCC will not wish to join issues with Kwon, it is important that the public is presented with the facts regarding the release of Isa” the Commission stated.

The agency clarified that Isa was arrested over his involvement in the arms purchase scam estimated at N170m.

Following his arrest, Uwujaren revealed Isa admitted receiving the money from Dasuki and immediately refunded N100m with an undertaking to refund the balance in two weeks.

Still on Isa’s release, EFCC stated “The reasons above and the fact that his health deteriorated after being admitted to custody prompted the commission to offer the suspect bail.

“The bail granted the suspect by the Commission does not amount to his exoneration in the case”

EFCC declared that it would not be influenced by the campaign of calumny intended to distract it in its operations.

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