EFCC behind petition against Jonathan – Metuh

The former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed the agents linked to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as responsible for the petition asking the EFCC to invite and interrogate ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on issues relating to his on-going trial.

Counsel to Chief Metuh, Barrister Ben Nwosu, said yesterday in a statement that the lawyer who allegedly submitted the petition, Mr. Osuagwu Ugochukwu, has links with the EFCC and had appeared on behalf of the commission while representing its former Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde at a hearing in the National Assembly last year.

“Our attention has been drawn to reports in the media regarding a petition by one Barrister Osuagwu Ugochukwu claiming to be representing a non-existent former member of the Enugu State House of Assembly, given as Ikenna Ejezie, and asking the EFCC to invite and interrogate ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on issues relating to the on-going trial of our client, Chief Olisa Metuh.
According to Nwosu, “the claim that the petition is on behalf of a former member of Enugu State House of Assembly is false as no such individual ever served in that legislative house.

“Whereas we note that Barrister Ugochukwu has links with the EFCC and had appeared on behalf of the commission while representing its former Chairman, Ibrahim Lamorde at a hearing in the National Assembly last year, the claim that the petition is on behalf of a former member of Enugu State House of Assembly is false as no such individual ever served in that legislative house.

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