Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have finally arrested spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over his involvement in the arms scandal.
Metuh is currently answering questions from detectives at the EFCC headquarters regarding about N1.4 billion he allegedly collected from the former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
Operatives of the commission picked Metuh in his Abuja home, requesting him to follow them to their office for questioning.
Mr. Metuh’s aide, Richard Ihediwa, in a statement said upon enquiry on the reasons for the invitation, the officials stated that he had 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,” Mr. Ihediwa said.
He also said as at the time of issuing the statement, Mr. Metuh was 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 several times, 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 last Wednesday’s Presidential Media chat,” the statement read in part.