Olisah Metuh, the spokesperson of Nigeria’s opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was on Monday arrested by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Metuh who has been under the radar of the anti graft agency as part of the ongoing probe into the diversion of $2.1 billion budgeted for the purchase of arms through the office of former National Security Adviser, NSA was arrested on Tuesday at his residence located at Prince and Princess Estate, Abuja.
He was subsequently whisked away to the Wuse 2, Abuja office of the Commission.
Richard Ihediwa, media aide of the PDP spokesperson confirmed the arrest of his boss. According to him, the EFCC operatives came in a bus to arrest the PDP spokesperson.
Metuh had on Monday raised alarm over media reports that he and a company in which he has interest were being investigated for allegedly collecting about N400m from the office of the NSA when Col. Sabo Dasuki (retd.) was in charge.
The PDP chieftain had alleged that he was being tried in the media even when he has not been formally invited by the anti graft agency.
Metuh had weeks ago agreed that he collected funds from former President Goodluck Jonathan to carry out an assignment which he did not specify as the spokesperson for of PDP.
He however did not specify the assignment the fund was meant for, though he emphasized that he carried out the assignment.