It has been revealed that PDP spokesperson who has been in EFCC detention in connection to the arms deal fraud has torn an important document and tried to stuff the papers into his mouth in a bid to swallow them as his prosecution gears on.
According to an exclusive report on Premium Times, the embattled spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), today, tore an important statement he voluntarily made to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) regarding his alleged involvement in the $2.1billion arms fraud being investigated by the anti-graft agency.
Close sources disclosed to the publication that Metuh tore the statement after it was presented to him by the investigating officer for endorsement, as part of preparations for his prosecution.
“Rather than sign the document, Metuh on realising the weight of his confession, seized the documents and proceeded to tear them,” the sources said.
He 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 recover the torn pieces of papers from him.
Another source in the EFCC said the attempt by 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.
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,” the official said.