Metuh ‘PDP spokesman’s arrest might disrupt our democracy,’ Party says

During an investigation into the arms purchase scandal involving the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, the EFCC reportedly traced N1.4billion to the account of a company linked to the PDP spokesman.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted officially to the arrest of its Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh.

An excerpt of a statement released by the party’s National Secretary, Prof. Adewale Oladipo reads “The PDP declares the arrest of our spokesman as the last straw that may break our democracy. We therefore forewarn the Federal Government and its agencies to save our democracy and forthwith release our National Publicity Secretary.”

“We state this because we have been made aware of top directives to break Chief Metuh and if possible poison him during his detention by the EFCC. Chief Metuh, has since his arrest at about 10 am, has been kept incommunicado, with his lawyers denied access to him,” the statement said.

The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, that Metuh is being investigated over the N1.4 billion traced to the account of a company, Destra Investment Limited, linked to him in the arms contract scam.

Uwujaren, also said he was not aware of Metuh’s arrest.

During an investigation into the arms purchase scandal involving the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, the EFCC reportedly traced N1.4billion to the account of a company linked to the PDP spokesman.

Read: Party accuses EFCC of human rights violation

Before his arrest, the PDP spokesperson had dared the anti-graft agency to invite him to their office, rather than trying him on the pages of newspapers.

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