TVC E, POLITICS – The spokesman the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to order his release from EFCC custody.
In an application filed through activist-lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, Metuh said his continued detention without charge is illegal.
The PDP spokesman was arrested by EFCC operatives on January 5 in his Abuja home and has since been in custody.
EFCC reportedly obtained an order from a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Wuse Zone 2 to detain Metuh, who was arrested in connection with about N1.4billion “suspicious” funds in the account of a company in which he has interest.
About N400million allegedly meant for arms purchase by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) was paid into the account of Destra Investment Limited where Metuh reportedly have a high stake.