Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Despite Suing EFCC, Commission Says It Will Not Release Metuh Except He Refunds The N400m With Him


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said the commission will not release detained spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, until he returns the N400m he allegedly received from embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.


Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, said Metuh would have been released but he is unwilling to return the funds. He also denied claims the commission was on a witchhunt of leaders of the opposition PDP after its continued detention of Metuh and the release of Jafaru Isa, an All Progressives Congress chieftain. Magu who spoke in Lagos with online media publishers explaining said;


”From the records, Metuh got over N400 million, he has not said anything because we need the public money to be returned so that it’s going to be used for public good. Continue...





“Also Jafaru Isa, what Dasuki gave him was N170 million. He also agreed…of course he has collected that money, he was with us for 4-5 days and then he made a deposit of N100 million and entered an undertaking to bring the rest. That does not mean we will not prosecute him.”


“But this other Metuh, instead of going for a refund, he has admitted he collected money…. so instead of… he still has the money because the money is too much. Instead of returning the money, he preferred to go on strike.”‎


Mr. Isa, a former military governor of Kaduna State, was arrested last Wednesday by EFCC operatives for allegedly receiving N170 million from the Dasuki.


Mr. Metuh, the Spokesperson of the PDP, has been in EFCC custody since January 5‎.

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