According to Richard Ihediwa, Special Assistant to the PDP National Publicity Secretary, he condemned the arrest of its spokesman, Chief Olisa Metuh by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) earlier today. Richard Ihediwa said the EFCC arrived the Abuja home of 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,” he said in a statement.
According to him, while details of why Chief Metuh was invited is yet to be made public 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,” he said.