Metuh Sues EFCC, AGF Over Continuous Detention

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The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic
Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit
through his lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa
 before a Federal High Court in Lagos, asking for his immediate
release from custody.
Oliseh who was whisked away by men of the EFCC six days ago
lamented his continuous detention and why he has not been allowed access to his
lawyers and family.
The EFCC had picked Oliseh up because they believe he
benefitted the sum of N400m from the $2.1bn arms funds alledgedly diverted by a
former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), but the National
Publicity Secretary of PDP has maintained that the sum was for an undisclosed service
he rendered to former President Goodluck Jonathan.


“I verily believe that the applicant has not committed any
offence other than his principled opposition to the ruling government and his
arrest and detention are meant to silence the opposition and create a one-party
state by the respondents to allow the APC to dominate Nigeria.
“Nobody knows the present whereabouts of the applicant, as
to his exact place of detention, his condition in the custody and how he is
faring. Recently, detainees in the custody of the 1st respondent have been
dying due to lack of proper care and adequate medical facilities, as the 1st
respondent is not normally well-funded to function effectively, except to be
used by the ruling government to hound the opposition,” his lawyer said in the
lawsuit.
He urged the court to order the EFCC and the Attorney
General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), sued as the 2nd defendant, to
immediately release his client, Olisa Metuh.

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