BY VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA—THE Anambra State Police Command has dragged National Vice- Chairman of Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, South- East, Chief Olisa Metuh, former state chairman of the party, Chief Emma Nweze and another party chieftain, Chief Chuba Egolum, to court over alleged forgery and stealing of party’s funds.
Their arraignment followed the conclusion of investigations in a petition to the police by the leadership of PDP in the state. The petition accused them of allegedly stealing more than N90 million party fund.
A statement dated August 15, 2011 with police case file No CR995/2011, signed by Police Officer in charge of Legal Services, Awka and addressed to the state chairman of PDP, reads: “Be informed that the case of conspiracy, forgery (fraud) and stealing in which you are an accused person/defendant will come up in the Chief Magistrate’s Court, Awka, on Wednesday, August 17, (today) at 8.00 a.m.
”You are requested in your own interest to attend the said court in time with at least one person to be your surety if you are granted bail. Your surety or sureties must have with them, originals and photocopies of tax clearance certificates or receipts for the past three years.
The state PDP had, on July 12, 2011 petitioned the Commissioner of Police over the matter.
The police commissioner thereafter ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to investigate the matter, which was said to have established a case of stealing and embezzlement and recommended that those involved be arraigned.