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PDP Said the wont provide sureties for metuh

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic
Party has said that it will not provide sureties for
its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh.
The party said since Metuh was being prosecuted
for offences that have nothing to do with it, its
embattled spokesperson should look for those who
would stand as sureties for him.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP,
Alhaji Abdullahi Jalo, told our correspondent in an
interview on Friday in Abuja that it would be wrong
for anyone to be expecting the party to provide
sureties for Metuh when the party did not benefit
from the money he allegedly collected from the
former National Security Adviser, Lt Col. Sabo
Dasuki (retd.).
Metuh is facing charges for allegedly collecting
N400m from Dasuki, an offence the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission described as money
laundering.
Though Metuh said he actually collected the
money, he said it was for a job he did for former
President Goodluck Jonathan.
Metuh has, however, remained silent on the type of
job he allegedly did for the former President.
He is also being prosecuted by the EFCC for
allegedly tearing the statement he made to the
commission while under interrogation.
The PDP spokesperson has denied both offences,
and he is currently being remanded in Kuje
Prisons, Abuja, by two different courts pending the
time he would meet the bail conditions.
There were anxieties on how he would meet the
conditions in order to ease his release from the
prisons.
Jalo, however, said the party would not be
involved in the search for the sureties.
He said, “Metuh didn’t represent the party in the
alleged crimes he’s being prosecuted. The party
didn’t benefit from the alleged crime.
“So, he is going to look for sureties himself. We
won’t be involved. He would carry his own cross
alone, without the party being involved.”
However, the National Legal Adviser of the party,
Mr. Victor Kwon, said friends and associates Metuh
were “doing everything possible to get the
sureties” as demanded by the courts.
Source: PunchNg

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