Pdp Spokesman, Metuh Detained By Efcc
SAN FRANCISCO, January 05, (THEWILL) – Four operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday morning stormed the Abuja home of the spokesman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, inviting him to follow them to the commission's headquarters.
Upon enquiry on the reasons for the invitation, the officials, who came in a white unmarked Tayota Hiace bus, stated that he has some issues to clear with the commission.
A statement issued by an aide to the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Richard Ihediwa, which disclosed this, noted that as at the time of issuing the statement, Metuh was still being kept at the commission's headquarters and that his lawyers were making frantic efforts to reach him.
The statement reads, “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 issue.”