Olisa Metuh EFCC confirms PDP spokesman's investigation, denies arrest

He said the officials told Metuh that he was required to clarify some issues.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh is being investigated by the Commission but denies knowledge of his arrest.

The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, 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.

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“It is true that Metuh is being investigated by the EFCC but I do not have further details on the matter. I am not aware of his arrest by the EFCC but will get back to you as soon as it is confirmed, Uwujaren.

Earlier, the PDP had released a statement signed by Metuh's Special Assistant, Mr Richard Ihediwa, claiming that EFCC operatives visited his boss' Abuja today and asked him to follow them to the commission’s headquarters.

He said the officials told Metuh that he was required to clarify some issues.

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“They also said he was not being arrested but on a friendly invitation. The operatives, four in number, came in a white unmarked Toyota Hiace bus,” the statement said.

It said the scribe is still being held at the EFCC headquarters, with his lawyer make efforts to get through to him.