PDP Party disturbed that EFCC released Isa and still detained Metuh

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, was arrested by the EFCC on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, in his home at the Prince and Princess Estate in Abuja.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), of partiality.

The party wondered why Jafaru Isa was released, despite the allegations against him.

Isa, a close associate of President Buhari, was arrested by the EFCC on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, in Abuja, for allegedly receiving over N100million from the embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Speaking to newsmen, the PDP National Legal Adviser, Mr Victor Kwon said "The action of EFCC in freeing Isa and still detaining Metuh is condemnable, as the two of them were being investigated over same allegation of receiving funds from the office of the National Security Adviser.”

Adding that “This clearly shows that the APC government is not fighting corruption but using the much hyped crusade as a cover to persecute PDP leaders and decimate the opposition, a project the EFCC has clearly yielded itself as a willing tool.

“What happened to the illegal holding charge upon which it has detained the PDP spokesman beyond the limit stipulated by Section 35 (5a) of the Constitution and in violation of his guaranteed personal liberty under the law?”

He also said “While we reiterate our support for any effort aimed at eradicating corruption, we stand our ground in demanding that the fight must be holistic, credible, and within the limits provided by the laws irrespective of political affiliations.’’

“His continued detention without being charged to court is only indicative of the fact that the commission has not been able convince itself of enough evidence of guilt and is now lending itself as a willing instrument of persecution against Metuh.’’ Kwon said.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, was arrested by the EFCC on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, in his home at the Prince and Princess Estate in Abuja.

Metuh was accused of receiving N400 million from Dasuki.

Also, the EFCC allegedly traced the sum of N1.4 billion to a company linked to the PDP spokesperson.

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