Why Olisa Metuh tore his statement – EFCC


Olisa Metuh at the Federal High Court, Abuja
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday disclosed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, tore the statement he wrote to his investigators because he had accepted that he received money and also because he had made reference to former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan.
The EFCC, at the commencement of Metuh’s trial before Justice Ishaq Bello of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said Metuh tore the statement on realizing that he had implicated himself by admitting that he received money from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
The PDP spokesman is standing trial on a three-count charge for allegedly destroying his statement and obstruction of investigation.
The first prosecution witness, Junaid Said, who was led in evidence by prosecution lawyer, Sylvanus Tahir, said he took statement from Metuh, who, he said, later tore a sheet of the four-sheet statement.
“My Lord, when he concluded writing his statement which was on four sheets of the EFCC statement form, I collected the statement and read over it. I then handed the statement over to my superiors – Musa and Wetkas. When I was handing over the statement, the defendant said he was surprised that he had written that much and that he felt he had given too much information.
“Because of the comment, I was worried I gave him the statement sheets one after the other for endorsement. He endorsed the first and second sheet, but he tore the third sheet. The third sheet was where the defendant (Metuh) disclosed that he received the money for PDP political activities, settle his personal needs and made reference to former President Goodluck Jonathan,” the witness told the court. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper