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PDP Convention How security men barred Olisa Metuh from VIP section

Security men reportedly stopped Metuh when he attempted to enter the state box, where former president Goodluck Jonathan and other dignitaries were seated.

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Security operatives at the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the ongoing PDP Convention were said to have prevented a former spokesman of the party, Olisa Metuh from gaining access to the state box area of the venue.

Metuh had exchanged pleasantries with some members as he entered the Eagle Square but the security men stopped him when he attempted to enter the state box, where former president Goodluck Jonathan and other dignitaries were seated.

This reportedly led to heated arguments between both parties - Metuh was gated out nonetheless.

He later joined delegates from Anambra state, The Cable reports.

Other dignitaries seated inside the box included, former vice-presidents Namadi Sambo and Atiku Abubakar; and the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.

Metuh had recently asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, where he is undergoing trial for alleged fraud, to compel Jonathan to testify in his case.

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But Jonathan refused to testify in the case, asking the court to set aside the subpoena compelling him to appear in Metuh's trial or make an order directing Metuh to deposit the sum of N1 billion with the court to cover his travel expenses and security from his hometown of Otuoke in Bayelsa State to Abuja and also for logistics to cover any period of time that he might spend appearing before the court.

In January 2016, Metuh was arraigned on a seven-count charge bordering on money laundering for allegedly receiving the sum of N400 million from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki

 

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