Some armed men suspected to be assassins have reportedly invaded the house of embattled former National Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, located at Prince and Princess Estate, Abuja.
Richard Ihediwa, Metuh’s spokesperson, said in a statement to NAIJ.com that the armed men numbering about eight fired several shots and forcefully gained entrance into the compound after destroying a section of its spiked security fence.
"They tied up security guards and a driver at the premises and attempted to gain access into the main building, but could not due to the security doors at the front and back entrances of the main house.
"When they could not gain access into the main building, they beat up the security guards and ordered them at gunpoint to call out Chief Metuh using their phones, but the guards insisted that he was not at home but had travelled to the eastern part of the country," the statement said.
It added that out of frustration, the invaders broke into other buildings in the premises including Chief Metuh’s out-office and carted away some documents and electronic equipment.
"Their escape route trailed with blood as one of the armed men got injured in the course of their breaking through the spiked security fence.
"Already, a shocked Chief Metuh has made an official report to the police to unravel those behind the attack and intention manifested in the incidence.
"Chief Metuh’s guards and driver are already assisting the police in their investigation," the statement added.
Metuh, a former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is having a running battle with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged corruption.
He was alleged to have received N400 million from the office of the National Security Adviser under Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd).