By Dare Lawal
Thisday newspaper is reporting that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may soon invite the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for interrogation over allegations of money laundering.
On Tuesday, without any prodding, Metuh called a press conference in Abuja where he alleged that there was a threat to his life by some suspected federal agents. He said information available to him, had given him cause to believe that some persons in power were out to eliminate him.
The PDP spokesman further said that he “never had any contract dealings with the immediate past federal government or any of its security apparatus. As the National Publicity Secretary of our party, the then leader of our party and President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria invited me and directed that I carry out some assignment relating to my office and he funded it.”
An EFCC source however told Thisday newspaper that Metuh’s alarm was “unnecessary” alarm which was an attempt to pre-empt his arrest had failed.
He said that the commission “has been able to established that two of Metuh’s registered companies were used to launder money to some key members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He has several questions to answer. And we will soon invite him officially for interrogation.”
“Some of these suspects believe they can use the media to forestall our determination to get them to account for their dirty deals and it would not work for them,” the EFCC source stated.