Jonathan Gave Me N400m, Metuh Finally Opens Up

Embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has said he is cooperating with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission after he allegedly told the operatives of EFCC that he was given N400 million by the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

Metuh, in a statement by his Special Assistant, Mr. Richard Ihediwa, in Abuja on Tuesday, said it was not true that he had refused to answer questions put forward to him by the EFCC investigators.

However, after offering information that he received the millions for a job he did for the former president, he has since refused to disclose what type of business fetched him such staggering amount.

In the statement by Ihediwa, Metuh said he will only reveal the details of the job in court. Ihediwa said, “This office wishes to state categorically that Chief Metuh has fully cooperated with investigators within his constitutionally guaranteed rights.

“In exercise of his rights, he has since given his statement to the EFCC wherein he submitted that he received the sum of N400m from the former President for an assignment, which he executed to the satisfaction of the former President.

“In further exercise of his rights, Metuh has also indicated his readiness to make public the nature of this assignment, but only in an open court in line with the laws of the land, and where his statement would not be distorted by anybody.

“Metuh, therefore, believes that his continued incarceration and failure to charge him to court are deliberately intended to prevent him from telling his own story in the open court for all Nigerians to know.”

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