The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Olisa Metuh.
A statement issued by the Special Assistant to Mr Metuh stated that he was arrested at his home by four officials of the EFCC on Tuesday morning at about 10:00AM and was taken away in an unmarked white Hiace bus.
The statement added that the officials told the opposition party spokesman that hewas being invited on a friendly note to answer questions at the anti-graft agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
A PDP official told Channels Television that efforts by Mr Metuh’s aides and lawyers to reach him has proved abortive since he was taken into custody.
Details regarding his arrest remains unclear as the EFCC is yet to disclose the reasons behind the invitation.
According to Channels, Mr Metuh, had several days ago, released statements on alleged threat on him because of his “efforts at criticising the ruling party and the actions of the government”.
He said that on account of information available to him, he had cause to believe that the Federal Government was desperate and might have finalised plans to silence him.