PDP Abandons Olisa Metuh; Says ”We Won’t Provide Sureties for Metuh”
The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that it will not provide sureties for its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh.
This was made known by PDP’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Abdullahi Jalo who said since Metuh was being prosecuted for offences that have nothing to do with it, its embattled spokesperson should look for those who would stand as sureties for him.
Metuh is facing charges for allegedly collecting N400m from Dasuki, an offence the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission described as money laundering.
Though Metuh said he actually collected the money, he said it was for a job he did for former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Metuh has, however, remained silent on the type of job he allegedly did for the former President.
He is also being prosecuted by the EFCC for allegedly tearing the statement he made to the commission while under interrogation.
“Metuh didn’t represent the party in the alleged crimes he’s being prosecuted. The party didn’t benefit from the alleged crime. So, he is going to look for sureties himself.
We won’t be involved. He would carry his own cross alone, without the party being involved.”
The PDP spokesperson has denied both offences, and he is currently being remanded in Kuje Prisons, Abuja, by two different courts pending the time he would meet the bail conditions.
There were anxieties on how he would meet the conditions in order to ease his release from the prisons.
The National Legal Adviser of the party, Mr. Victor Kwon, said friends and associates Metuh were “doing everything possible to get the sureties” as demanded by the courts. – See more at: http://www.lailasblog.com/2016/01/we-wont-provide-sureties-for-metuh-pdp.html#sthash.T8Jvqzb5.dpuf