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Metuh's release suffers setback as lawyer withdraws suit

14 January 2016, 14:03

Lagos - Lagos-based lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has announced the withdrawal of a suit he instituted against the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) seeking the release of the national publicity secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, from the custody of the commission, Punch reports.

Adegboruwa, on Monday, filed the suit before the Federal High Court, Lagos, alleging that Metuh’s fundamental rights have been violated.

Also read: PDP accuses EFCC of plotting to poison Metuh

Metuh was arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)‎ on January 5, 2016, in his house in Abuja over his alleged involvement in the diversion and sharing of the $2.1bn arms  funds by a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

In the suit filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Adegboruwa contended that under Section 35 of the 1999 Constitution, the EFCC had exceeded the maximum time allowed by law for detention of a citizen, without trial in any court.

Adegboruwa said he filed a notice of discontinuance of the said suit in January 13, 2016 after he was inundated with calls from across the country by people who wondered whether he was against Buhari’s anti-graft fight.

Read more at Punch

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