The claim by the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, on Tuesday that since the All Progressives Congress took over power at the centre last May, he has been “hounded, harassed, intimidated and threatened severally”, has been described as “unnecessary and an attempt to pre-empt his arrest” by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
According to a report by ThisDay, an operative of the anti-graft agency disclosed that the EFCC has been able to connect two registered companies belonging to Metuh, which were used to launder money to some key members of the PDP.
“He has several questions to answer. And we will soon invite him officially for interrogation”, the source said.
The EFCC operative, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, pointed out that the alarm raised by Mr. Metuh during a press briefing on Tuesday in his office at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja, was unnecessary and it was an attempt to pre-empt his eventual arrest.
The source, however, said Metuh has failed in his bid to pre-empt his arrest, adding that some of those suspected to have looted or benefitted from the looting of the treasury, “believe they can use the media to forestall our determination to get them to account for their dirty deals and it would not work for them”.
The source, who is said to be involved in the ongoing investigation of high profile personalities involved in the alleged arms deals by the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), told the newspaper that more “key leaders of the PDP, including a member of the party’s board of trustees”, would soon be summoned for questioning.
“One or two of them are currently outside the country; we have requested them to come and clarify some issues suspected to be money laundering”, the source added.