Metu, ex-PDP Spokesman Gets Heroic Welcome In Anambra
Chief Olisa Metu, former national publicity secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday returned to a thunderous reception be members of the party in Anambra.
Metu was arrested in 2016 by and arraigned on seven counts charge of money laundering for allegedly receiving N400 million from the office of the national security adviser.
In December 2020, Court of Appeal acquitted him of all charges and bullied the seven year jail handed down on him.
The PDP chieftain who was received Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu chairman of PDP and faithful at the party Secretariat said the experience was a great lesson for him but he had forgiven his traducers.
Metu thanked God for seeing him through the years of trial which he described as he said as a descent into the deepest of the valley.
He expressed gratitude to members of the party for standing by him all through the period he stood for corruption trial.
“Today I am vindicated and I must tell you that I descended into the deepest part of the valley and I fought with demons .
“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 said.
Earlier in his remark, Nwobu said the travail of Metuh as a calculated attempt to shut up the voice of the opposition by the government in power.
He lauded 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 will abscond despite the fact that the court has 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,” he said.
Metu was later treated to a rousing welcome by his Nnewi community people where he held a meeting with them.