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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Olisa Metuh Cries Again: I Rather Starve Than Return N400m

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Looks like detectives have hit a stalemate in their bid to recover the N400 million traced to a company in which Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Olisa Metuh has a stake.

Metuh is said to have told the EFCC that he would rather go on hunger strike than refund the money, which is believed to be part of the $2.1 billion arms cash diverted at the Office National Security Adviser.

EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, who revealed Metuh’s position, further stated that
the war against corruption had just begun. Speaking at a meeting with online reporters, Magu vowed to bring corrupt elements to justice, explaining that the looting of Nigeria;s treasury "is mind boggling".

He said former Military Administrator of Kaduna State Brig.-Gen. Jafaru Isa had refunded N100million of the N160million he collected from the ONSA.

The ex-governorship candidate of the Congress of Progressvies Change (CPC), who was arrested and released after being quizzed, he added, had undertaken to refund the balance.

He said former President Goodluck Jonathan has not been invited over the $2.1bn arsm deals because memos and documents on the disbursement of the money were not approved for political campaigns.

Magu explained that former Director General of NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi was re-arrested by EFCC operatives outside the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, after it was found that he was also involved in an alleged embezzlement of N34.5 billion and N600 million in the maritime agency.

He was said to have jumped bail and the lawyer who stood surety for him was arrested.

Speaking on why EFCC cases get stuck, Magu blamed lawyers, saying: “When a politician steals N10bn, he keeps N5billion for litigation. He hires Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs). Yet judges accuse us of not conducting thorough investigation in order to compromise.”

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