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Olisa Metuh PDP spokesperson in trouble with EFCC?

This was reportedly revealed on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, by an agent of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh might be facing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), reports say.

This was reportedly disclosed to ThisDay on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, by an EFCC agent.

“We have been able to establish that two of his [Metuh’s] registered companies were used to launder money to some key members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He has several questions to answer. And we will soon invite him officially for interrogation,” the source said.

“We believe the alarm he raised on Tuesday was unnecessary and it was an attempt to pre-empt our move. But he has failed. Some of these suspects believe they can use the media to forestall our determination to get them to account for their dirty deals and it would not work for them,” the source added.

Metuh had, on Tuesday, December 15, during a press briefing in Abuja, alleged that his life was being threatened and that President Muhammadu Buhari was desperate to silence him.

The PDP spokesperson had also mentioned that he did not have any contract dealings with the immediate past federal government or any of its security apparatus, an apparent reference to the ongoing investigation into alleged laundering of funds by former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Dasuki is at the center of a massive money laundering investigation and is alleged to have supervised the looting of the $2 billion in funds which were meant for the procurement of arms for Nigeria's military.

He was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on December 1, 2015 and handed over to the EFCC the day after.

READ: Buhari orders Dasuki's arrest

The former NSA is reported to have implicated several prominent persons in the deal including former governors, ex-ministers and members of the PDP.

READ: Dasuki has started confessing

Dasuki’s lawyer however denied the report that his client had become an informant while the former NSA said that former president, Goodluck Jonathan was aware of the transactions he had made.

READ: Bafarawa reportedly received N4.6 billion from Dasuki for spiritual purposes

Jonathan has denied authorizing the release of the stated funds despite the former NSA’s claim that he got the necessary presidential approval for the transactions.

Dasuki was charged to court on Monday, December 14, but pleaded not guilty to the allegations.


Watch PBS News Hour report on Dasuki's looting spree below:

Should Dasuki be jailed?»

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