Chief Olisa Metuh, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has admitted to the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the he collected the sum of N400 million from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.).
According to an EFCC source, Metuh admitted that the sum of N400 million was transferred by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) into a company in which he has substantial interest. The source further stated that:
“It is left to him to justify why he deserved such benefit from arms cash. We are still questioning him on other remittances into the company’s account. We are also demanding how he will refund the cash.”
Mr. Metuh who was arrested on Tuesday 4th January, 2016 in his Abuja home and taken to EFCC headquarters, has since remained in the custody of the EFCC operatives. Following the release of Lawal Jafaru Isa who was also arrested on Wednesday 5th 2016, over the same issue but released barely eight hours after, the opposition party, PDP expressed its dissatisfaction by staging a protest on Sunday 10th January 2016, demanding the release of Mr. Olisa Metuh.
In a statement released on Sunday, PDP accused the APC-led government of trying to get a pound of flesh off Mr. Metuh for his recent stance over APC’s dictatorial activities.