Olisa Metuh Tears Statement Made To EFCC Admitting He Collected N400 million
The embattled spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday tore a statement he voluntarily made to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission regarding his alleged involvement in the $2.1billion arms fraud being investigated by the anti-graft agency, Premium Times is reporting.
According to the paper, Mr. Metuh tore the statement after it was presented to him by the investigating officer for endorsement, as part of preparations for his prosecution.
He was said to have earlier admitted that he received the N400 million for a special assignment given to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Apparently realising that his confession is weighty enough to nail him, the paper quoting a source said Metun seized the documents and proceeded to tear them rather than appending his signature.
The source added that the PDP spokesperson later tried to stuff the papers into his mouth in a bid to swallow them when he was stopped by operatives who managed to recovered the torn pieces of papers from him.
Another source in the EFCC said the attempt by Mr. Metuh to destroy a major evidence in the case against him was an offence which could attract a separate charge in court.
“The tearing of statement is tantamount to willful destruction of government property and it is a serious offence,” the official said.
“Also the fact that he obstructed operatives from performing their job is also a criminal offence. We will explore the possibility of filling a separate charge against him at the Federal Capital Territory High Court.”