The embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief

Metuh said this through his a witness he brought before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Mr. Ike Abonyi, a media consultant to the PDP.

Abonyi told the court that Metuh pre-empted his arrest, detention and subsequent arraignment.

The witness said Metuh made the statements during a press briefing held before he (Abonyi) was summoned by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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Abonyi said Metuh was close to resigning as PDP spokesman following family pressures.

Metuh is standing trial alongside a company he has interest, Destra Investment Limited, for allegedly receiving the sum of N400 million (four hundred million naira) from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.