Only In A Period Of Tyranny Are People Probed On Newspapers Pages – Metuh To EFCC

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The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, has disclosed that he is yet to get an official invitation for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.

Olisa MetuhReports have made rounds on pages of Newspapers that Metuh is under investigation for allegedly collecting about N400m from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sabo Dasuki (retd.).

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Metuh, who agreed that he collected undisclosed sum of money from former President Goodluck Jonathan, said he got the undisclosed amount from carrying out unspecific work as the spokesperson for the PDP for the former President.

According to a statement issued by his Special Assistant, Mr. Richard Ihediwa in Abuja on Monday, January 4, Metuh said rather than being invited, he had been reading it in the newspapers. He also wondered why he would be reading about his impending questioning on the pages of newspapers.

The statement said, “This office wishes to state categorically that the EFCC has never invited the National Publicity Secretary nor questioned him on any matter whatsoever since its inception.

“If indeed, the report (about his investigation) is from the EFCC, then they should note that only in a period of tyranny are people investigated on the pages of the newspapers as a prelude for abuse and violation of their freedom and rights under the law.

“It is instructive to observe that a mere media campaign of calumny does not in anyway whatsoever translate to any evidence of guilt.

“It is rather an evidence of infringement on the rights of the citizenry and manifestation of the reign of tyranny.”

Similarly, the PDP has reacted via Twitter to rumours of its spokesperson, Olisa Metuh’s impending invitation by the anti-graft agency.

See the tweets below.



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