The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh is being witch-hunted. The anti-graft agency revealed Metuh’s continued detention is due to his unwillingness to admit and return the ‘over N400 million’ he allegedly received from embattled former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. Speaking during a meeting with online media publishers in Lagos, the acting EFCC chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu explained:
”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”
“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.”“Nobody who is not corrupt, who is not involved, is with us,” he said.