My family is hungry, EFCC has frozen all my accounts- Metuh cries out


A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has on Monday frozen all his bank accounts.

Metuh, who expressed shock over the development, said he learnt of the no-debit order placed on his account after a failed transaction on one of the accounts on Tuesday.

He told the court, presided over by Justice Okon Abang, that as a result of the development, he could no longer feed his family or buy things as common as water and pain-relieving medicine like Panadol.

Metuh was testifying as a defence witness in his trial bordering on the N400m he allegedly received fraudulently from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014 when he digressed into making the comments about his frozen accounts on Tuesday.

“The EFCC seized my accounts yesterday night and I can’t get money to feed my family. I am in total shock as I am here talking to you. I don’t even know what to say,” he said.

“They seized all my accounts in every bank in this country. As I am don’t have money to buy Panadol or water to drink

“They have alleged in this case that N400m was stolen. Why would they not limit it to that amount? I don’t know how I am going to feed my family? I don’t have access to any money at all. I am ready to end this case and submit myself to the judgment of this court.”

Responding, the judge said the issue was not part of the case before him and advised the defendant to ask his lawyer to discuss the issue with the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir, who was present in court.


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