PDP Releases Statement On Olisa Metuh’s Arrest By EFCC

, by Laura Ikeji

Below is the statement from PDP
Officials of the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) arrived the Abuja home of
the spokesman of the opposition
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),
Chief Olisa Metuh this morning,
inviting him to follow them to the
commission’s headquarters.
Upon enquiry on the reasons for
the invitation, the officials stated
that he has some issues to clear
with the commission. They also
said he was not being arrested but
friendly invited. The operatives,
four in number, came in a White
unmarked Toyota Hiace bus.
As at the time of issuing this
statement, Chief Metuh is still being
kept at the commission’s
headquarters and his lawyers were
making frantic efforts to reach him.
While details of why Chief Metuh
was invited is yet to be made pubic
by the commission, it could be
recalled that severally, Chief Metuh,
as the mouthpiece of the opposition
party had alerted in various press
conferences and statements that he
has been under threat and that the
ruling party and the government
have been very uncomfortable with
his stance.
The latest being the outburst and
threats by the National Chairman of
the APC, Chief John Oyegun in
reaction to Chief Metuh’s criticisms
of President Buhari’s widely
criticized response on government’s
disobedience of court orders, during
the last Wednesday’s Presidential
Media chat.
The Office of the National Publicity
Secretary will keep the public
updated on any development on the
Richard Ihediwa
Special Assistant to
PDP National Publicity Secretary