Metuh to EFCC: I no longer have money, I’m ready to end this case

Ezekiel Johnson
Ezekiel Johnson
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Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, has raised alarm over the freezing of his account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

He said he no longer had access to any money and was ready to end the case and face the judgement of the court.

Metuh who spoke on Tuesday when testifying in a case against him by the EFCC over alleged financial malpractices said he discovered that all his accounts had been frozen on Monday.

He is being prosecuted over alleged N400 million scam.

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He said with the latest development, he could not afford to buy water or pain reliever.

Metuh told the court:  “The EFCC seized my accounts yesterday night and I can’t get money to feed my family.

“I am in total shock as I am here talking to you. I don’t even know what to say.

“They seized all my accounts in every bank in this country. As I am, I don’t have money to buy Panadol or water to drink.”

“They have alleged in this case that N400 million was stolen. Why would they not limit it to that amount? I don’t know how I am going to feed my family? I don’t have access to any money at all. I am ready to end this case and submit myself to the judgment of this court,” he stated further.

Reacting to the alarm, Justice Okon Abang presiding over the case said the issue raised was not part of the one before him.

He suggested Metuh’s lawyer, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, should discuss the issue with the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir.

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