By OKECHUKWU PEACE
A Federal High Court in Abuja has pass an order for the national publicity secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh to be remanded in Kuje prison.
Justice Okon Abang gave the order after Metuh’s oral bail by his legal counsel, Ifedayo Adedikpe was denied.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) had on Friday, January 15 arraigned Metuh before Justice Abang over allegations of illegally receiving public funds.
Abang further adjourned the case to Tuesday, January 19 for hearing on bail application. Metuh was accused of having collected N400 million from former president Goodluck Jonathan.
The accused PDP spokesperson who accepted receiving such money from Jonathan has however refused to disclose details of the assignments he did for the former president.
Metuh has been in detention since Tuesday, January 5 and was also reported to have torn and chewed a statement he wrote at the EFCC.
Meanwhile, EFCC had on Wednesday, January 14, revealed the reason they are yet to release the spokesperson for the opposition party.
According to Rotimi Jacobs, counsel of the anti-graft commission, who spoke with reporters briefly after an Abuja Federal High Court, presided by Justice Abang Okon suspended hearing on Metuh’s case till January 20, “It is not unlawful to detain somebody on the order of the court. There are misinformation everywhere, it’s not done like that. We cannot ignore the law; we cannot do things without due process.
“Under the criminal justice act, you can arrest somebody and go to court to validate it. We have the order.”