Although The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was expected to release the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Chief Olisa Metuh after questioning him, Chief Olisa Metuh is still in the custody of the EFCC.
Reports reaching us indicates that Chief Olisa Metuh has written a 2-page statement stating his part in the alleged $2.2 Billion Arms Deal Saga. Operatives of the EFCC explained that they are “waiting for directives from above” before they can release Chief Olisa Metuh.
Our source in the EFCC reported the following concerning Chief Olisa Metuh “He said former president Goodluck Jonathan called him & gave him an assignment. That he carried out the assignment perfectly well & reported back to the former president who was satisfied with job done. That if the EFCC has any case they should charge him to court. He is ready to defend himself. That he disbursed all monies to those it was meant for but will not give details until he is charged to court. That former president directed he should give an account for which the job can be funded & he gave his company account”.
“Asked for a copy of the report, Olisa said its for his personal records & he will not give EFCC but will present it in court. That he was transferred N400m for the job & he disbursed it to the last kobo. That he submitted a report to GEJ & he has a copy. They asked Olisa to make additional statement, he declined & said they should use force if they want him to.Olisa Metuh is set for Court. It’s now over to EFCC for next move. Olisa has refused to drink water or eat food. They asked him, his reply: “Do you people want to poison me?”
Olisa Metuh is a Nigerian Lawyer, Politician and the National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party.
Chief Olisa Metuh was born at Otolo, Nnewi North in Anambra State, southeastern Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1988.He began his law career at Olisianunba Chambers, a law firm owned by his father. In 1990, he established a partnership firm called Metuh, Okafor & Associates, where he served as the managing solicitor.In 1991, he was appointed as the chairman of Legend Properties Limited, a property management firm. He later registered as an Investment Adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In 1996, he established a Law Firm, Olisa Metuh and Co, to provide services in legal practice, real estate and share acquisitions.
He began his political career as the coordinator of the Igbo United Congress. While serving in that capacity, he was also a member of the finance committee of People’s National Forum (PNF). He served as a pioneer member of the national finance committee of the People’s Democratic Party. On November 1999, at the first National Convention of the PDP, he was elected as Ex-Officio member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.
He later acted as the Secretary of the National Peace and Reconciliatory Committee of the party for two years. In 2002, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Cross River State Electoral Panel. He was later appointed as member of the People’s Democratic Party constitution review panel.In 2006, he became the Chairman of Abia State Electoral Panel and also took part in the supervision of all the primaries in Abia State. In 2007, he was appointed as National Auditor and member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) He was later elected as the National Vice Chairman of the Party for Southeast zone.He his currently serving as the National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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