A former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has sensationally narrated his sordid experience during his arrest and trial in court by the Economic and Financial crimes Commission EFCC, for allegedly receiving a sum of N400 million from the office of the National Security Adviser, NSA.
“I descended into the deepest part of the valley and I fought with demons I thank God for showing me mercy”, Metuh said on Wednesday, while being received by party members at the PDP secretariat in Awka, Anambra State.
“I thank God for showing me mercy and I thank all the PDP gubernatorial aspirants and the party leadership for their support and concern during my trying times”.
He was arrested in 2016 by the EFCC and arraigned on a seven- count charge of money laundering for allegedly receiving N400 million from the office of the NSA. In December 2020, Court of Appeal acquitted him of all charges and nullified the seven year jail handed down on him.
Metuh, who was received by the state chairman of the party, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, described his experience as a great lesson for him, but said he had forgiven his traducers.
He said he was grateful to God for seeing him through the years of trial which he described as a ‘descent into the deepest part of the valley’. “Today I am vindicated and I must tell you that I descended into the deepest part of the valley and I fought with demons”.
Earlier in his remark, Nwobu said the travail of Metuh was a calculated attempt to “shut up the voice of the opposition by the government in power”.
He commended the judiciary for allowing justice to prevail by acquitting Metu and nullifying his conviction adding that it was a testimony that he was clean of the charges against him.
“They did not allow him to go for medical treatment insisting that he would abscond despite the fact that the court had granted him bail, but today he has gone to London and had his treatment and he is back in Nigeria and he did not abscond”.
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