The Tyranny Against Me Won’t Last Forever – Olisa Metuh Tells APC
Former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has reacted to Friday’s release of names of alleged “looters” by the Federal Government through the Minister of information, Lai Mohammed.
Mr. Metuh said he had asked his lawyers to review the implications of this latest “attack” by the government and take appropriate steps for redress.
“In all, my faith is firm in God that this tyranny will not last forever and that no mortal is omnipotent in my matter,” he said in a statement.
Mr. Mohammed addressed a press conference on Saturday in Lagos in which he released some names of top members of the PDP, who, he claimed looted the national treasury when the party was in power between 1999 to 2015.
Among the list was the name of Mr. Metuh in which he was said to have collected the sum of N1.4 billion from the office of the the National Security Adviser (NSA).
The former PDP spokesperson is currently on trial for collecting N400 million from the former NSA.
Mr. Metuh said by the publication, by the federal government had breached the Nigerian constitution by seeking to burden him with two criminal trials on the same charge: one before Justice Okon Abang and the other before the media.
Mr. Metuh also said since his arrest
arrest on the January 5, 2016 and subsequent arraignment, he has refrained from publicly discussing his “persecution and travails by the government”.
However, he said, the present action of the government leaves him with no option “than to defend my name and integrity”.
Mr. Metuh also said “the charge against me is that I received the sum of N400 million from the Office of the National Security Adviser to carry out duties assigned to me as the then National Publicity Secretary of the PDP by then President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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