Embattled National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, has dragged the Federal government before a Federal High Court in Abuja over his continued detention. Metuh is being detained for allegedly receiving N400 million from former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki.
In a suit filed by his counsel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, Metuh claimed that his arrest by the antigraft agency was part of a plan by the ruling party APC, to silence the PDP.
Metuh said that since Buhari came into office in May 2015, he has organized the EFCC to serve as a tool to go after PDP members. He argued that his detention tramples on his fundamental human rights and also breached the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
“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 1strespondent is not normally well-funded to function effectively, except to be used by the ruling government to hound the opposition,”
No judge has been assigned to the case.