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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
PDP Spokesman,Olisa Metuh, arrested by EFCC over Arms Fraud [YNaija]
The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Metuh was picked up at his residence located at Drive One, Prince and Princess Estate, in the Games Village area of Abuja on Wednesday morning.
He was taken in for questioning over part of the arms funds that was traced to a firm associated with him.
His media aide, Richard Ihediwa, said upon inquiry 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.”
“While details of why Chief Metuh was invited is yet to be made pubic by the commission, it could be recalled that several times, 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 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 statement said.