Metuh not under investigation – PDP

Olisa Metuh

The Office of the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, has stated that the PDP spokesperson is not aware of any investigation by any agency of government on his activities contrary to media report on Monday.

The party said a news report that Mr. Metuh was undergoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was not correct.

“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 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 any way 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.

“In a democratic and civilized country, where there are issues that require investigations by such agencies, invitations are duly extended. However, to read daily of people being investigated in select newspapers betrays plots to portray them as guilty of fraud and crime, and targeted to convey the PDP as a corrupt party and the APC as party of Nigerians without sin.

“If we now have a system where citizens get to be investigated, tried and executed by planting stories in select newspapers, wherein then lies the need for our judicial process?

“Finally, we do hope that all concerned will be guided by due process at all times,” the party said in a statement signed by Mr. Metuh’s assistant, Richard Ihediwa.


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  • eclub

    Anyone under investigation, or arrested by this Buhari administration should WEAR IT AS A BADGE OF HONOUR for posterity sake, for you are the true sons and daughters of Nigeria. This administration only goes after the righteous or true patriots of Nigeria. All well meaning democrats, or genius of any kind is being persecuted by this Buhari guy.

    So, I’m a little disappointed in Metuh not being a target.

  • Ademola Arowosaye

    The nation newspaper now speak for EFCC? Olisa Metuh’s press releases must have been causing ripples in the camp of APC and they are getting desperate in their evil bid to silence him. Democracy must thrive,not even tyrant Buhari can stop it. Fire on Metuh! Show them pepper.

  • Pam Daylop

    The law abiding citizens are not afraid of any type of threats , Olisa Metu has a track record that speaks for him and his Party PDP. Quite a shame that Buhari has reduced governance to comical shows. Despite trying to be president for 12 years,it appears the man has no sensible plan on governance.

  • Timothy Aseer

    what the hell is going on in this country,we are gradually sliding unintentionally to military era where everything in our national life was done in a kangaroo way,some body close to tyrant Buhari should advice him before he turn Nigeria up-side-down.

  • Akinwande Kolawole

    APC will die a natural death and buhari will be disgraced out of office come 2019. We Nigerians have made a big mistake to vote in buhari and his friends into power. If u are in APC, u are not corrupt but if u are in PDP, u are d most corrupt citizen and all dis are d change dey promised us. What a tragedy for a whole giant of africa to become a victim of buhari and group under the pretence of change

    • Beth Murphy

      Stop using another Tribe Name. We know you better than you know yourself.

  • Gbenga Adebola

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    This message is for those Buharists who are blinded by sentiments. It’s quite unfortunate that many of you who were crying over an imaginary and fictitious impunity under last administration are now Praise-singing the current administration’s tyrannic and despotic disposition on fights against Corruption which are obviously lopsided. President Buhari’s total disregard for rule of law worries me a lot because Nigerians in the last few years have been able to air their views on certain national issues without fear of arrest. Those in support of this barbaric and satanic attempt to silence dissenting voice should note that; “is Dasuki, El-zarzaky ,Nnamdi Kanu ,Olisa Metuh today, could be any of you tomorrow”.

    • absam777

      Speak for yourself. Count me out of your list of fraudulent people. And please add your real name to the list.

  • Preye Aganaba

    One man can’t hold a country to ransom and still claim it’s for d purpose of d common man. The law of d land is above any man. It is either PMB is a complete tyrant or a huge fraud on a mission

  • Ifeanyi Chukwujekwu

    The proclaimed Change is in the mortuary, set for funeral. APC is an expired drug without NAFDAC Reg No with an expired head. Buhari is on trial!

    • Beth Murphy

      Because your Cyber Game will come to End soon. No more 419 in Nigeria. God go punish you million times. Your Biafraud Metuh must face the Music.

  • Okafor Emeka

    When u allow an illiterate to rule the literate what did u expect? There must be abuse on every side. Buhari is worst mistake Nigerians have ever made!!!!!!!!

    • Beth Murphy

      You father is illiterate. Visist Dakar,The capital of Senegal you know what i mean. Your Biafra are facing hard jail terms in Dakar. All internet cafe in Dakar city( Grand Yoff,Parcells Asssanies,Grand Dakar,Yoff,Liberty v,IV and others known Igbos are 419 and Drug pusher. More 2,500 Hundreds are in Jail in Various Prison in Senegal.

    • muazu wali

      Do you want to say that 13ml Nigerians have made a mistake in electing Buhari. I do not understand your logic.

  • Oh!

    Why are you defending Metuh in newspapers while complaining of EFCC ‘s supposed investigation of the same Metuh in newspapers? If EFCC is guilty, you too are guilty. Newspaper is not a court of law where you should be defending someone.,

  • Sunday OGUNKANMI

    This is not a tea party. Corruption has been fighting back tooth and nail via Olisah Mental and his band of online rats assuming different tribal names. No sane Yoruba or Omoluabi would never back these PDP men who split up money meant for arms to fight Boko Haram among select few of the party men. Now, they are shouting human rights, warts et all. So what happens to millions of Nigerians these PDP people have sent to years of misery, penury and deaths. If Metuh benefitted from Dasukigate he should be ready to go to jail. No amount of sentiment raising could save him. Now, Buhari is a tyrant because for the first time in this country someone has been standing on the side of the masses. Thank God, a Daniel has come to judgment.

    • absam777

      Sane or no sane, there are Yoruba men and women that chopped. Let us detribalised thieves, They come from all tribes, shapes and colours

      • Sunday OGUNKANMI

        If a Yoruba or Igala man is found guilty, let him do time. I marvel when you look at things from tribal prism. Buhari is now a tyrant because he wants to defend what is right. People have forgotten the right to life of millions killed a select few did what they liked with money meant to fight insurgency. Thank God for this regime, Dasuki is not from South South or South East.

    • Ade Omowest

      Sorry my friend, the corrupt people whether PDP or any party do not belong to a particular tribe or exclude any tribe North or South. They belong to a group that do not discriminate against tribe or religion. Among them are Yorubas, Hausa/Fulani, Igbo, Itshekiri, Urhobo, Tiv, Birom, Kanuri, Ibibio, Ikwerre, Igala etc.

      • Sunday OGUNKANMI

        Ade Omo West, read my lips very well. I never tribalised corruption in my post. Read very well. For clarification, the post is only suggesting Metuh or anyone should be ready to face investigators and be ready to do time if found guilty instead of whipping up this tyranny crap.

        • Ade Omowest

          I now understand your point, quoting you “No sane Yoruba or Omoluabi would ever back these PDP men who split up money meant for arms……..” unquote. You tried to clarify that sane Yoruba will not support the abnormality (in term of corruption) that was perpetuated under the previous regime. Respect to you.

  • Höly Wähala

    It was Olisa Metuh himself who first profered the information that he undertook a “private mission” for then President Dr. Dumbo before newsmen at the PDP Wadata Plaza HQ. If the same journalists keep a tab on him and speculate or garner information from the EFCC, why is Metuh calling it “planted” while he sowed the first seeds? Only mad men speak to themselves constantly, FFK ati Olisa Metuh should share bunks in Aro make we rest for them ojare… Clowns!

    • Julius

      Im honestly waiting to k now how much FFK and Abati collected as their transportation fare or special assignment funds. You know thats coming.

  • Amir

    Metuh received only N450 million transport fare from the president. The money was not even enough so Metuh added his own money to complete the fare. As we speak the federal government is owing Metuh the balance which is a mere N500 million. To deepen democracy and rule of law, Metuh will prefer the balance in simple pounds sterling.

    • absam777

      Tell Metuh to collect his balance in prison

      • Screw-em

        You did not see the sarcasm in his comment.

    • Screw-em

      Very funny.!!…….lol

    • Julius

      lolz. hopefully in jail where the money will be worthless !

  • muazu wali

    How do you know? His invitation is coming. Yes he has not yet been invited. There is however some element of truth that the EFCC will invite Mentu. He said himself at a briefing to the press that he collected some money ( amount not specified) from the President to carry out an assignment. Left to me he must explain!

    • eclub

      Why don’t you start by explaining if you collected money or not. Why shouldn’t you be arrested to explain? You are a nobody?

      Any Nigerian not arrested to prove himself innocent is being insulted as a nobody.

  • linkhadj.

    Kolawole, my Yoruba friend said your name means ‘bring wealth home’ . Did wealth came to your home during GEJ’s tenure? Dan Barawo, the man pursuing national looters and thieves is your own definition of a tyrant. Wallahi, Allah (SWT) will crush your brain-less head under a ten-ton trailer in Jesus name.

  • Ologbonlolode

    Let us pray … In the most precious and fair name of God, may the lives of all those who are calling Buhari a tyrant be managed and taken care of the way GEJ and his gang managed and took care of Nigerian economy and our common patrimony from 2010-2015. So shall it be and let me have your Amen!

  • West

    Let someone help tell this unintelligent PDP man that there are different stages of investigation.
    1. The first stage is when there is a ground to investigate you or an incident based on information available to the investigators . This is usually referred to as preliminary stage. If there are no sufficient ground to proceed with such investigation then it is terminated at that stage else the investigation moves to the next stage.
    2. At second stage, the suspect or accused will be invited to answer some questions based on the findings of the first stage. Once again the investigation could be terminated at this stage if the investigators are satisfied with the answers provided by the accused else it goes to the next stage.
    3. The third stage is when the suspect is charged to court based the evidence gathered during first and second stages of the investigation.
    4. The last stage is when the court make pronouncements based on evidence before it.
    So Mr Methu should be advised that the investigation is still at the first stage and there is no need to invite him at this stage. Of course he should be rest assured that he would be invited at the second stage if indeed he has anything to do with Dasuki’s $2.1b loot

  • MushinSpeaks

    Every yam eater has no place to hide in this country. CHANGE is here.

  • Julius

    This dude is fighting his shadow so hard !.lolz. He should relax, pack his bags and wait for the EFCC or DSS. They are coming.